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Wearing Vans shoes and rubber-band bracelets, hair gel and shy smiles, the brothers Brayan and José looked like typical teenagers.
But the story they told of their turbulent past year revealed just how far from typical they have traveled.
In separate trips, the boys said, they left El Salvador to avoid being recruited by violent gangs and trekked across two countries. They were caught by United States Border Patrol agents in Texas in 2014 and sent to different detention centers for several weeks before being reunited in Elmont, N.Y., with their father, Arturo. They had not seen him in 10 years.
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