A Way to Stay: Immigration and Visa Overstays

Corina Turcinovic was deported back to France in 2008 after 18 years of residence in the U.S. When she came to the country, she had no intention of staying for longer than her 90-day visa waiver stipulated. Her Croatian fiancé, a musician who had come to the United...

Cowboy Boots and Party Dresses

It is one of those rare gorgeous days in the Chicago spring, and the north side neighborhood of Rogers Park has come alive. A crowd of smiling people pour out of St. Jerome Catholic Church, post-wedding. The vendors on Clark Street are drawing the eyes of young...

To Have Two Homes and a life fulfilled

Stavros Dorizas was juggling his time between working the register and preparing food for the lunchtime rush when the immigration officer entered the restaurant. The fear was real then as the officer appraised the line of workers and picked out a young waiter to check...