After the birth of their child, the family moves to Monterrey. His wife tries to cross the border with their son, but gets kidnapped. She manages to get released, but is very frightened. Then he finally gets across the border, illegally, and starts working in Tennessee. After a year and a half of paying debts and saving, he manages to bring the rest of the family, who hope to obtain asylum. They end up in California where they feel more comfortable as immigrants.