As U.S. lawmakers appear to be closer to presenting legislation addressing the broken system that currently exists for immigrants, many are hoping that it will provide a path to citizenship. For many immigrants who live within the U.S. without any legal documentation, becoming a citizen has been an unattainable dream unless they are willing to return to their home country and apply for a legal entry. However, millions of immigrants have lived most of their adult lives here and have family to care for and jobs to work.
Miami's history is a rich one, filled with thousands of stories of immigrants who came with dreams of a better life. Many immigrants still flock to this vibrant community to build new lives for themselves and their families. However, for those who came here illegally years ago, the chances of them ever becoming a citizen are slim. This is despite the fact that they have raised their children here, paid taxes and even created businesses.