"By a Back Door to the U.S." - Sandra Ochoa and Ginger Thompson - New York Times

"By a Back Door to the U.S." - Sandra Ochoa and Ginger Thompson - New York Times

A Migrant's Grim Sea Voyage; Dangerous Passage: From Ecuador by Sea

by: Sandra Ochoa, Ginger Thompson | publication date: June 13, 2004 | Publication: The New York Times | pages: 1

"It was the fourth day of an illegal sea voyage. Hector Segura was at the helm of a creaky old fishing boat overloaded with 205 passengers, all migrants from Ecuador, all hoping to reach the United States. The distant flicker, Mr. Segura thought, was the law on their tail.

A reporter accompanies 205 Ecuadorian migrants on their perilous effort trying to get to the United States.

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