I did not understand a word of anything the women, men, teenagers and kids around me were saying. All I could tell was that they had exteremely friendly faces and asked me to sit in the best of their chairs at the living room table. Half an hour after I started my interviews conducted with the help of a translater bowls of rice, soup and fried fish were steaming in front of me. The six-bedroom-house in West Hollywood is part of a 'Promise Zone', dedicated by the Obama administration. Six families from Thailand live here - that's a lot of people in not a lot of space. "We can only survive because we help each other," Liam told me. She and her two daughters came to Los Angeles three years ago to finally live with their father again.