Luis Fernando and Luisa Teresa are twins, and they finally have the chance to stand on their own. Fernando is staying local in Mexicali, Mexico, and Teresa is planning to cross the border every day so she can go to a private school in Calexico, California. Suddenly on his own and desperate not to be alone, Fernando makes friends with the first kid who's willing to give him a chance, only this new friend says and does a lot of things that Fernando isn't too sure about. Teresa is ready to thrive and stand on her own two feet, but she soon finds herself failing under the pressure of crossing the US/Mexico border every day, nor does she have her brother's support when she could really use it. At home, both twins have a chance to reconnect. But instead, they find themselves pushing each other away.