Where unaccompanied minors go when they immigrate to LA

“More than 40,000 unaccompanied children have fled to the U.S. since January to escape violence plaguing their home Central American countries.

However, minors have been coming to the U.S. for years without their families — sometimes to escape violence and other times to make money they can send back home.

Stephanie Canizales, a USC doctoral student, has been researching how these minors grew up alone in a foreign land. She has been documenting a support group in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Pico-Union for former child migrants — now in their 20s in and 30s — many of whom came for economic opportunities.”

Full story and audio here.