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A Love Divided by the US/Mexico Border
Agustin Portillo and his wife, Ana, want to be together but immigration laws keep them apart.
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In this Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 photo, Agustin, left, and Ana Portillo walk through the streets of central Tijuana in Tijuana, Mexico. Ana, a naturalized U.S. citizen who lives and works in Los Angeles, visits Agustin in Tijuana twice a month. The federal law that prohibits many illegal immigrants from living in the United States with their citizen spouses has been criticized by President Barack Obama, who proposed an overhaul that would allow some families to stay together. But it's unclear when the new policy will go into effect or how many families it will help. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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In this Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 photo, Agustin Portillo prepares to go to work selling miscellaneous goods at a flea market with his wife, Ana Portillo, left, in Tijuana, Mexico. Ana, a naturalized U.S. citizen who lives and works in Los Angeles, visits Agustin in Tijuana twice a month. The federal law that prohibits many illegal immigrants from living in the United States with their citizen spouses has been criticized by President Barack Obama, who proposed an overhaul that would allow some families to stay together. But it's unclear when the new policy will go into effect or how many families it will help. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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In this Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 photo, Agustin Portillo, center, and his wife, Ana Portillo, walk along the fence that marks the U.S. border in Tijuana, Mexico. Ana, a naturalized U.S. citizen who lives and works in Los Angeles, visits Agustin in Tijuana twice a month. The federal law that prohibits many illegal immigrants from living in the United States with their citizen spouses has been criticized by President Barack Obama, who proposed an overhaul that would allow some families to stay together. But it's unclear when the new policy will go into effect or how many families it will help. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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In this Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 photo, Ana, left, and Agustin Portillo talk after having dinner in Agustin's apartment in Tijuana, Mexico. Ana, a naturalized U.S. citizen who lives and works in Los Angeles, visits Agustin in Tijuana twice a month. The federal law that prohibits many illegal immigrants from living in the United States with their citizen spouses has been criticized by President Barack Obama, who proposed an overhaul that would allow some families to stay together. But it's unclear when the new policy will go into effect or how many families it will help. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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In this Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 photo, Agustin Portillo waits at a gate to look at an apartment for rent in Tijuana, Mexico. With limited income selling used goods at a flea market, Portillo was in search of cheaper living quarters. Without a visa or green card to cross into the United States, Portillo is visited twice a month by his wife, a naturalized U.S. citizen who lives in Los Angeles. The federal law that prohibits many illegal immigrants from living in the United States with their citizen spouses has been criticized by President Barack Obama, who proposed an overhaul that would allow some families to stay together. But it's unclear when the new policy will go into effect or how many families it will help. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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In this Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 photo, Agustin Portillo, right, and his wife, Ana, set up shop at a flea market in Tijuana, Mexico. Ana, a naturalized U.S. citizen living in Los Angeles, visits Agustin twice a month bringing him used goods to sell for income. The federal law that prohibits many illegal immigrants from living in the United States with their citizen spouses has been criticized by President Barack Obama, who proposed an overhaul that would allow some families to stay together. But it's unclear when the new policy will go into effect or how many families it will help. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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In this Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 photo, the keys to Agustin Portillo's car hang from a sign with a religious motto on the wall of his apartment in Tijuana, Mexico. Agustin is visited twice a month in Tijuana by his wife, Ana Portillo, a Los Angeles resident and naturalized U.S. citizen. The federal law that prohibits many illegal immigrants from living in the United States with their citizen spouses has been criticized by President Barack Obama, who proposed an overhaul that would allow some families to stay together. But it's unclear when the new policy will go into effect or how many families it will help. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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In this Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 photo, Ana, left, and Agustin Portillo kiss each other goodbye at the U.S. border in Tijuana, Mexico. Ana, a naturalized U.S. citizen who lives and works in Los Angeles, visits Agustin in Tijuana twice a month. Agustin drives Ana to the border when she leaves and walks several miles back to his apartment. The federal law that prohibits many illegal immigrants from living in the United States with their citizen spouses has been criticized by President Barack Obama, who proposed an overhaul that would allow some families to stay together. But it's unclear when the new policy will go into effect or how many families it will help. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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In this Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 photo, Agustin, right, and Ana Portillo, sit in traffic as they approach the U.S. border in Tijuana, Mexico. Agustin drives Ana, a naturalized U.S. citizen who lives and works in Los Angeles, to the border when she visits him in Tijuana twice a month. The federal law that prohibits many illegal immigrants from living in the United States with their citizen spouses has been criticized by President Barack Obama, who proposed an overhaul that would allow some families to stay together. But it's unclear when the new policy will go into effect or how many families it will help. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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In this Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 photo, Agustin Portillo pulls a soda out of his bag to drink as he walks back to town through traffic after driving his wife, Ana Portillo, up to the U.S. border in Tijuana, Mexico. Ana, a naturalized U.S. citizen who lives and works in Los Angeles, visits Agustin in Tijuana twice a month. The federal law that prohibits many illegal immigrants from living in the United States with their citizen spouses has been criticized by President Barack Obama, who proposed an overhaul that would allow some families to stay together. But it's unclear when the new policy will go into effect or how many families it will help. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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A Love Divided by the US/Mexico Border

Agustin Portillo and his wife, Ana, want to be together but immigration laws keep them apart.

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