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Visa Dream

Visa Dream

Watch Friday, October 4, 2013 at 7pm on WORLD

Additional airdates on WORLD:
Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 8am & 2pm
Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 4:30pm 

Visa Dream tells the touching story of one family's experience gaining entry into the United States, shedding light on the hardships many immigrant families endure. Ramon and Aurora Chavez, an elderly couple living in Jalisco, Mexico, long to reunite with their children who live 2,500 miles away in Los Angeles. In order to visit, they must secure a tourist visa, an expensive and difficult proposition. A camera crew follows them step-by-step through the application process, which begins at the U.S. Consulate two hours away in Guadalajara. There, U.S. Consulate representatives demystify the visa process and illuminate the reasons why they approve some applications — and deny others. Visa Dream's closing moments capture the tension — and eventual jubilation — as the family learns the results of the interview.

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