He has most of his family around LA but was deported again recently. He has been deported eight times. He is articulate and interesting to talk to. He often works shining shoes as he makes plans to cross again to get back to his family.
This is their room. They pay 200pesos/day to stay here (about $12 USD). The room isn't much larger than what you see, though it does have a tiny bathroom. They stay here with their five cats. Pat and Jim have been married 25 years now, meeting originally in San Diego.