Road to the U.S.: A Honduras refugee mother makes a new life in Chicago with help of local charity groups

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the United States still welcomes refugees. As of the end of March, 2,050 refugees have arrived in the country and are trying to settle here, according to the latest data from the Refugee Processing Center. (Photo by Nitish Meena on Unsplash )

By Hazel Tang
Medill Reports

For Maria, her road to the United States as a refugee was rocky. As a mother of two kids, she escaped from the children’s abusive father in Honduras and from human trafficking activities in Mexico, and finally crossed the border into the U.S. With the help of local charity groups, Maria and her children settled down in a new apartment in Chicago to start their new journey.

Hazel Tang a video journalist at Medill. You can follow her on Twitter at @hazelhztang.