The teenagers try to get to know the locals, without a lot of success. (9 minutes)
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Over the last few years, there’s been a flood of kids from Central America who’ve arrived in the United States by themselves.
One night Rosie’s father, busy working, told Rosie, then 9, to stop distracting him with her questions.
Kids are everywhere in the camps, they’re a third of the refugees.
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In 2012, the fever broke, and the Albertville city council stopped targeting Latino residents.
Suddenly realizing just how many Latinos had moved to town, longtime residents jumped into action, fueled by a wave of national and statewide anti-immigration fever.
Latino residents decided to organize a peaceful march in support of a path to legal status, and their white neighbors were shocked when 5,000 people poured into the streets.