Congress and the White House unveil their comprehensive immigration plans this week, and the hopes of 11 million people hang in the balance. What are their hopes? Are they they optimistic? Anxious? And what’s at stake?
For the first time in this country, as many as 1.7 million young undocumented immigrants will be eligible to apply for deferred action status, an ambitious immigration initiative by President Obama goes into effect today. Angy Rivera and Yohan Garcia will begin the application process, in a major step to move out of the shadow of their undocumented status.
Angy Rivera came to the U.S. when she was three years old as an undocumented immigrant. Angy’s 21 now and writes the first and only undocumented immigrant advice column, "Ask Angy," where she responds to questions about “coming out” as undocumented.