Should a native-born U.S. citizen have to sneak in to his own country? No. Never. But that's what Luis Martinez had to do. Watch the video . Read the story .
Story: Los Angeles Times, Oct. 21, 2012 .
Series: L.A. Times, Without a Country
"Twelve-year-old Jason Penate spent the holidays hanging close by his father. They picked out a Christmas tree and decorated the front window of their Gainesville, Va., home with candy canes, and Jason tried very hard not to think about whether his father would still be here in the new year.