For some people, overstaying their visa was never the plan. Rather, it is the result of one, or several, extenuating circumstances that convince immigrants they cannot or do not want to return to their countries.
In Denmark, restrictive family immigration laws often prevent young Danes from marrying and living in the country with non-European spouses. One of the consequences is that it has forced many second-generation immigrants to leave Denmark.
In Juarez, Mexico, the once-bustling nightlife had been dead for years as violence erupted in the city. But, in recent months, as police have setup checkpoints and drug violence has stabilized and perhaps even subsided, the nightlife is returning.