In Life on the Line, the border is quite real for Kimberly and her family. Yet it is also something of a metaphor. Millions of families are waiting in limbo for key immigration policies to be determined.
You’ve probably heard a lot about DREAMers — young immigrants who aspire to go to college in the U.S. — and about an increasing movement toward comprehensive immigration reform in the U.S. But you may have heard less about how our policies are affecting American children whose families must continue to live in the shadows of our society while one or more parent awaits a visa. Those families can wait for 20 or more years. Meanwhile, their children — who have done nothing wrong — must also live in the shadows, without proper access to education, health care, nutrition, and other essentials so they can become contributing members to our society.