Often, migrant teens have to work to pay for their own rent or help with family expenses. High school can be overwhelming. Rusdale High School, just for immigrant students 16 or older, accommodates their needs to help them achieve.
Mexico is becoming a destination for Central American migrants who apply for “humanitarian” visas to avoid deportation and secure employment. But the promise of higher-paid work in the US remains a powerful lure.
On Long Island, it's been a rocky start for some young Central Americans, who were placed into a "transition" school that some observers find subpar.