As transnational actors, migrant youth move between and maintain a variety of cultural identities. Some images reflect young people’s deliberate efforts to signal valued cultural membership through identification with home, peers, or communities of destination. Depending on the source, other images perpetuate cultural stereotypes. Rather than illustrate young people as contributing members of rich cultural contexts, such images isolate, reify, or decontextualize culture (Kuper 1999). In these cases, “traditional” cultural norms such as filial piety, nomadic movements, or child labor become justifications for rescuing victimized children from “backward” cultures and “uneducated” or neglectful parents.