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May 07, 2009

When Can My Wife Come Home?

John Adams found himself in the thick of the nation's immigration troubles after falling in love with a woman named Lourdes from Guatemala. A year after their marriage, John and Lourdes were at the final meeting with an immigration officer to adjust her status from illegal to resident when the officer learned that Lourdes had once been picked up on an immigration violation and had not shown up in court. Lourdes was deported.

John is now raising their two children, Alexa and Orlando, alone. John tells Dick Gordon about his plans for the future and how this experience has altered his view of America.

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