You can tell the guy who decided to remake this (from his own short) did so after a Traffic/Crash/Babel movie night. He saw how those got some awards, he cranked out this script with a bunch of people intertwined in immigration affairs, and was like, "Now who can I get for this that will really set it apart? Oh, I've got it: Harrison Ford. He's going to be so hot after Indiana Jones 4 is everyone's favorite movie."
Don't feel bad, Ray Liotta. Sometimes a woman just has to curl up in the shower weeping after you force her to have sex with you for a green card. That's common.