Kathy Key Calderon - Define American

Kathy Key Calderon

Griffin, GA

It took 47 years for me to find the “right” man. I refused to settle for less than that. Through prayer and determination, I was rewarded with a marriage that is everything I dreamed. My wonderful, hard-working husband is an undocumented immigrant.

Under the current law, he would have to return to Mexico for 10 years before he could immigrate legally. I don’t speak Spanish well enough to work as a nurse there, and I would not have any resources to get my medications or sleep apnea supplies, which would likely cause me to suffer serious medical complications if I left the US to be with my husband.

Because of this, we pay taxes knowing he will never be able to reap the benefits of Social Security. We stay in the shadows, hoping to grow old together, me and my love. We are enjoying our fourth year of marriage.

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