Central American Migrants Must Build Lives With Parents Who Are Strangers04:54

This article is more than 3 years old.

The discussion about child migrants from Central America usually focuses on the poverty and gang violence they’re escaping back in their homelands, as well as the horrors they confront on their journey to the U.S.

But what happens once they arrive in places like South Florida and are reunited with family? Often the hardest part is building new lives with parents they don’t know. Tim Padgett from Here & Now contributor WLRN in Miami reports.


This segment aired on March 16, 2016.

Support the news

+Join the discussion

Support the news