Marriage As A Path To US Residency: Not So Easy As In The Movies

Feb 13, 2013

If you had to place your kids in the car at 3:30 in the morning to commute from Tijuana to San Diego every day, they might look something like this.
Credit Flickr/Jose Chavarry

Marry an American, get residency in the US: It's a myth many Americans still believe, promulgated by sitcoms and romantic comedies. But the true story is much more complicated. And it has left thousands of families trying to remain united as borders divides them. Hear the story of one family that commutes everyday from Tijuana to San Diego. They leave at 3:30 in the morning, their kids asleep in the back seat. Clearly this is not the romantic comedy they expected. 

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