Salvadoran Youth Personifies Immigration Crisis

John Cádiz Klemack (NBCLA) | July 24, 2014

Salvadoran immigrant youthEvery day in Los Angeles, hundreds of cases are heard at immigration court.

In one day two weeks ago, there were 526 cases on the calendar.

One of those was for a young man who says he works as a waiter in New York City, had to save his money to come to LA for his immigration hearing – and says he’s doing everything he can to show he can be a responsible citizen.

John Flores says he came to the US from El Salvador simply because he couldn’t find decent work.

He says money is made by the hour in the US. In El Salvador, by the day.

He shared photos of his month-long journey that took him through deserts and rivers with his younger brother, riding the so-called “beast” train though Mexico.

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Photo credit: Gadi Schwartz

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