"Esmerelda Medina, 15, grew up in California like any other child, going to school and making friends. But now she is stuck in Tijuana, Mexico, where she can barely speak the language, ABC reports. Four months ago, the teenager's mother took Medina to Mexico to renew her visa at the US Consulate. However, because Medina, a Mexican citizen, was brought to the U.S. on a visitor's visa that has since expired, she had been living in California illegally. The consulate denied both Medina and her mother re-entry into the U.S." - ABC / HuffPo, Oct. 19, 2012.