After US-Mexico border wedding, couple hopes immigration reform will ease access to waivers

IMG_4475The Washington Post, 8/27/2013

As Edgar Falcon and Maricruz Valtierra exchanged vows, they attracted the attention of hundreds of morning commuters Tuesday at the Santa Fe border bridge in El Paso, craning their necks to see the couple standing on the dividing line between the U.S. and Mexico. Falcon, a U.S. citizen, now faces the choice of staying in Texas and living apart from his wife, a Mexico citizen, or relocating to Ciudad Juarez, a city with about 1,500 murders last year.

Falcon says Valtierra can’t enter the U.S. because when she was 16 years old, her sister tried to bring her to the United States using someone else’s birth certificate. They didn’t find out Valtierra had been declared inadmissible until they were applying for her visa as a fiancee of a U.S. citizen. “The only option I have is exile, to choose between the love of my wife and the love for my country,” Falcon said.

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