Immigration Stories: Mattawa: 15-indra-42

Eloy Cervantes, Jr., 6, plays while his older sister, Itai, 13, cleans the house and takes care of chores while their parents are at work in Mattawa, Wash., Aug. 23, 2013.Their parents Eloy and Flor Cervantes, have been in America for almost 20 years. Three of their four children were born in the United States and citizenship — or the lack of it — is constantly threatening to separate them. They say citizenship would be a solution for what has become a permanent way of life.

Eloy Cervantes, Jr., 6, plays while his older sister, Itai, 13, cleans the house and takes care of chores while their parents are at work in Mattawa, Wash., Aug. 23, 2013.

Their parents Eloy and Flor Cervantes, have been in America for almost 20 years. Three of their four children were born in the United States and citizenship — or the lack of it — is constantly threatening to separate them. They say citizenship would be a solution for what has become a permanent way of life.