Ivan, a 14 year old boy, lives with his uncle Jaime, a mediocre used car part dealer. Both dream of a better life and are stashing away money in order to immigrate illegally to Chicago. When Jaime realizes that he needs much more money than he expected to pay the "Coyote" that will help them cross the border, he decides to introduce his nephew into the world of car part theft. Ivan learns quickly the know-how of his new trade and convinces Efrain, his best friend, to help him. The kids have fun together and carry out Jaime's orders skillfully until Ivan realizes that his uncle's intentions for the trip have secretly changed.