Dozens of elderly and frail South Koreans enter the North to meet relatives for the first time since the peninsula and their families were divided by war nearly seven decades ago.
North Koreans living in Los Angeles had a lot to worry about, even before the Trump-Kim summit was announced.
Los Angeles’ Koreatown hosts the largest population of North Koreans in the United States. But while iving in an area where so many residents also speak their language can make easing into American society less daunting, they can also face discrimination — from other Koreans.
“Some North Koreans, they hide the fact that they’re from North Korea,” says Sarah Cho, founder of an organization that helps defectors start their new lives in the US. She says that while many South Koreans are curious and helpful to newly arrived North Korean immigrants, others can be abusive.
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