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At LA's busy immigration courts, one teen from Honduras gets asylum




Migrants arrive at a rest stop in Ixtepec, Mexico, after a 15-hour ride atop a freight train headed north toward the U.S. border on Aug. 4, 2013. Thousands of migrants ride atop the trains, known as La Bestia, or The Beast, during their long and perilous journey through Mexico to the U.S.
Migrants arrive at a rest stop in Ixtepec, Mexico, after a 15-hour ride atop a freight train headed north toward the U.S. border on Aug. 4, 2013. Thousands of migrants ride atop the trains, known as La Bestia, or The Beast, during their long and perilous journey through Mexico to the U.S.
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Thousands of unaccompanied children who crossed the US border last year are now working their way through the immigration court system. One of them is a teenager from Honduras: Yoel Vallecillo.

We've talked about her on the show before and now there's been a big update to her case: she's been granted asylum.

Most child migrant cases still pending in court

Joining us is Southern California Public Radio Immigration and Emerging Communities reporter Leslie Berestein Rojas.