Eugenia juggles works as a cleaning lady, her university studies and her relationship with her high school sweetheart, John. And she is fighting to gain admission to medical school. despite the limitations she faces as an undocumented immigrant. But when her sister gets arrested for a routine traffic ticket and she turns to John for help, she finds his response surprisingly aloof. As she struggles to prevent her sister's deportation and tries to salvage her romance with her boyfriend, Eugenia realizes that her position in America is more tenuous than she ever imagined.