Tales of survival: NYC migrants face bureaucratic challenges to gain work visas after a long journey to America

Fleeing from drug cartels in his native Colombia, Jonathan Ochoa is just one of the thousands of migrants who have endured long journeys to New York to start a new life in America.

The path toward financial independence that only employment can provide is only available to migrants who secure work visas. But obtaining the important government documents too often turns out to be a bureaucratic nightmare.