By Hazel Tang
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.