Pvt. Juan Benjamin Alcantar and his wife were living in Chicago when he decided to join the U.S. military. At the time, he was going to college and working in a warehouse.
“It was hard to keep up on school and my duty as a husband,” said Alcantar, 25. “To me it [joining the military] is something that’s a great idea to do.”
It also helped him become a citizen.
Maria Hernandez has experienced the financial and personal struggles of families going through the visa application process.
When one of her relatives tried to get a visa several years ago, they hired a lawyer from Georgia.
Months later, the lawyer ended up dropping the case.
Maria and Johnathan Webb married four years ago.
A young couple, Maria, 23, and Johnathan, 24, are already making big plans.
"I told Johnathan before we got married that we'd be buying a big house someday and my family would be moving in," said Maria.