"It’s commonly believed that marriage to a U.S. citizen is an
immigration cure-all, as is having U.S.-born children. Not so. In fact,
for people who entered illegally, current laws make it next to
impossible to obtain legal status. Legal expert David Wolfe Leopold , an immigration attorney...
"Jiovanna Campbell came to the U.S. illegally when she was 3, and
stayed except for one childhood trip back to Mexico. That visit is
hindering her shot at legal status." - Paloma Esquivel, L.A. Times, Mar. 24, 2012 .