Undocumented Latino youths to use social media to follow WYD events

By Rhina Guidos
Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In between breaks from her two jobs, 20-year-old Melissa Maldonado of Woodbridge, Va., will keep track of goings-on thousands of miles away in Rio de Janeiro using her Samsung smartphone.

As a Catholic, she longs to attend this year’s World Youth Day in Brazil but can’t make the international trip. She could save up to go but because she’s an undocumented immigrant, Maldonado is limited to watching the events unfold online or by watching television.

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