"Tania Nava has one piece of advice for anyone seeking to come out of
the shadows and pursue a path to U.S. citizenship: don't do it. She says her decision to become a legal citizen is one of the reasons her husband was murdered. "I should've stayed illegal this whole time," the 21-year old widow said. "Jake would still be here." Jake Reyes-Neal, an American citizen, had traveled to Ciudad Juarez,
Mexico, last year to protect his wife as she waited for the long,
complicated process to attain U.S. citizenship. Instead, Reyes-Neal --
who had never been to Mexico and didn't speak Spanish -- became one of
the thousands of homicide victims in Juarez as his family watched
helplessly." - CNN, Feb. 9, 2012.