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Ana (left) and Agustin Portillo kiss goodbye at the U.S. border in Tijuana, Mexico, on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012. Mrs. Portillo, a naturalized U.S. citizen who lives and works in Los Angeles, visits Mr. Portillo in Tijuana twice a month. The federal law that prohibits many illegal immigrants from living in the United States with their citizen spouses has been criticized by President Obama, who proposed an overhaul that would allow some families to stay together. But it's unclear when the new policy will go into effect or how many families it will help. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Photo by: Julie Jacobson
Ana (left) and Agustin Portillo kiss goodbye at the U.S. border in Tijuana, Mexico, on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012. Mrs. Portillo, a naturalized U.S. citizen who lives and works in Los Angeles, visits Mr. Portillo in Tijuana twice a month. The federal law that prohibits many illegal immigrants from living in the United States with their citizen spouses has been criticized by President Obama, who proposed an overhaul that would allow some families to stay together. But it's unclear when the new policy will go into effect or how many families it will help. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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