Martin Ceron has never met his newborn son Enrique. He has not set foot in the United States in two years. His wife, Brenda Bustos, is 2,000 miles away in Erwin, Tennessee, while he is in Mexico City.
The family is being torn apart as a result of U.S. legislation on illegal immigration.
“My parents are here, but he is my family,” said Bustos. “My family is down there, and I know he needs my support.”
Being caught in the middle between two cultures but not truly belonging to either: This is an everyday struggle for many in the United States. This struggle is one that Latino American author Marcos McPeek-Villatoro knows well.