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The journey of immigrant children

Young adults share their stories
Posted at 10:43 PM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 23:16:36-04

BALTIMORE — October is Hispanic Heritage Month and young adults from South and Central America gathered on Monday to share their stories.

Loyola University partnered with Catholic Charities of Baltimore and held a panel discussion that focused on experiences, legal issues and spiritual perspectives of Central American immigrant youth. A lot of them were escaping violence, gangs and abuse just hoping to have a better life.

"We're actually trying to get away from the bad things happening in our country," said Williams Guevera who came to the US in 2012. "We are not really bad guys, we only want to do better in our life"

Catholic Charities of Baltimore is the state's biggest private provider of human services. They help many immigrant children deal with trauma as well as getting US Citizenship.