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Immigrant Gives Up American Dream For New Dream In Mexico06:35

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Jorge Lerma came to the U.S. on a tourist visa and stayed — illegally — for 16 years. He lived in Seattle and tried to make a go of it, but could not. So he moved back to Mexico.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Liz Jones of KUOW brings us his story. This is the second part of a two-part conversation. See the first part here.


  • Liz Jones, reporter for KUOW, covering immigration, diversity and general news. She tweets @KUOWLiz.

This segment aired on July 25, 2014.

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