Jahi Chikwendiu/ The Washington Post
Summary: Movement of the People For as long as there are officially drawn country borders between the United States and Mexico, there will be the issue of Hispanic immigration. Mainly for economic reason, people continue seeking better lives in the U.S. while working to maintain a sense of their culture. As long roots of immigrants grow deeper into the U.S., social services become available for persons in need, families continue to make new generations, self-sustaining businesses open, and some immigrant children grow up to intermarry with people of the United States. Some citizens of the United States fight to control the border and expel those who crossed into the country illegally while immigrants have taken to the streets of the nation's capital to bolster immigration overhaul proposals. But as reforms stumble and the border grows less permeable, many are left standing at the fence built along a line in the sand of the U.S.-Mexico border. Here, men gather to play pool at Milano Pizza on Sunday, February 3, 2012, in Manassas, VA. Prince William County was a key battleground for immigration in the Washington area. Now the area is home to many working and middle class immigrants, both legal and not.