“It’s amazing how a plastic card can really change a lot,” says immigration rights worker Maria Sotomayor, recalling her own victory in obtaining a driver’s license.
Thousands of young undocumented immigrants have been coming out of the shadows to apply for President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. And a few students in the region were awarded the scholarship.
Looking back on the past year much has happened on the education scene.
President Obama won last week’s election with an electoral landslide, largely because of the Latino vote. Philadelphia has a large Latino population and they’re hoping immigration reform will be a top priority.