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Local undocumented workers hopeful for the future
The move by the President will affect as many as 800 thousand immigrants. Including, a number here in the Cornhusker state.
One undocumented Grand Island woman says she'll now be able to pursue her educational goals all because of the change.
And she even hopes the change is a start to something even bigger.
For people like Sandra opportunities come far and few, but today brings a whole new bucket of dreams she's always hoped for.
"I want to go to the University of Kearney to study art, major in art and maybe minor in Psychology," said Sandra Terrazas, Undocumented Worker.
Sandra Terrazas is from Mexico and moved to the United States when she was ten years old.
Now, she's eighteen.
"This year my senior year really affected me trying to look for scholarships and trying to look at schools that would be best for me," said Terrazas.
Her long term goal is to become an artist but fresh out of high school, finding work to pay for college education hasn't been easy.
"I decided to go to Southeast because that's the school that I could afford but I really wanted to go to Kearney because they have a really good art program but I couldn't afford it and I couldn't get any scholarships," said Terrazas.
Terrazas has only worked here for a month.
The owner of Azteca Market, Maria Garcia gives young people like Sandra a chance.
"I see people they come here to work and they just need to work and live like normal people, they're always hiding from everybody," said Maria Garcia, Azteca Market.
During Terrazas last year of high school she wrote a letter to Congressman Adrian Smith, giving all the reasons why she felt people like her should have citizenship rights.
She wasn't happy with his reply.
"The response that I got from uh Mr Smith, Adrian Smith it wasn't good to punish the people that have come here legally by giving illegals the right to be citizens," said Terrazas.
Though the new policy isn't the "Dream Act," it's a step closer to a brighter future.
"In our point of view it's like why would you not give us the opportunity to reach our goals, if they give us the opportunity we can do many great things," said Terrazas.
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