Immigration reform has been a hot button topic in this campaign cycle — but for all the talk, there hasn’t been much real action. As the government stalls on immigration reform, many private citizens are taking actions into their own hands. It’s a 21st century “Underground Railroad” of sorts — a network of Americans who are quietly finding ways to assist their undocumented neighbors and friends, particularly the young people whose parents brought them here illegally as children. About 65,000 undocumented students graduate from U.S. high schools each year.
Kathy Gin is a teacher who founded Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC), a nonprofit that gives scholarships, career advice and legal services to students brought to the US illegally as children. Jose Antonio Vargas is an award-winning multimedia journalist and the founder of the "Define American" immigration campaign. He’s also an undocumented immigrant.