Kiran, a 1st-generation Punjabi trucker and anxious dad-to-be, stumbles across Elena, a 9-year-old undocumented Mexican-American, who changes his expectations of family as he takes her cross-country to find home.
Bill, a wealthy businessman, confronts his junkie daughter's drug-dealing boyfriend; in the ensuing argument, Bill kills him. Panic-stricken, he wanders the streets and eventually stops at a bar. There he runs into a drunken factory worker named Joe, who hates hippies, blacks, and anyone who is "different", and would like to kill one himself. The two start talking, and Bill reveals his secret to Joe. Complications ensue.