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Why it’s so hard to obtain legal status, even though marriage and family

"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...

The Sins of the Fathers

"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 .