For thousands of undocumented people the choice is clear. What is not clear is the threat of spending their entire lives on the precipice, never to achieve fulfillment of the dream.
The elusive path to citizenship is so close, yet so far. It is insidious that people looking for work and a new life, not unlike the hordes of Europe in the turn of the last century, who seek the same freedom to thrive are figuratively shackled. Not unlike those who kissed the grounds of Ellis Island, those trekking the oven of the Arizona desert for family are also in pursuit of the mythical "American Dream."
What is clear is what greets them: hurdles never before asked of those seeking a better life in this country. It's not enough to be met at the Southern border by a formal national policy of paramilitary threats and the armed lunatic fringe of the Republican Party under the guise of patriotism, masked in the ugly face of xenophobia. Speaker of the House Boehner should be held accountable and chastised for continued efforts to kill any hope for immigration reform and a path to citizenship for those living in America's shadows.