We met them earlier this week as they tried to get Social Security cards. The girls will go to Germantown schools next week, but it hasn’t been easy.
Reyna Ulloa moved to the Mid-South with just her eldest daughter three years ago. In March, they drove to Houston, where the 13-year-old girl got on a plane to get her 10-year-old sister in Honduras. The youngest daughter suffers from a brain disorder that causes problems with her vision and walking.
“In the United States, they have the hospital only for kids.In my country, no,” said Ulloa.
Those kinds of hopes and dreams of a better life are why there are so many unaccompanied children in the U.S.
Earlier this month, the federal government sent 760 of them to Tennessee. Most will live with family already here, but they will go through immigration court.