Torres was brought to the
Torres is not the only one heading back to school. A recent spike at Horizonte has more Latinos seeking a brighter future. “It appears we are getting more students that are applying for the deferred action. We don't keep records and were not sure when they come what their status is . However, we do provide a FAFSA letter to show they are enrolled and then they take that and give it to whoever they need to,“ says David Chavez, the Vice Principal at Horizonte High School.
Graduating with a GED or a high school diploma is one of the requirements to be considered for the DACA program. As of June, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services reports in
Immigration activists, Tony Yapias say we are going to see a huge difference among young Latinos. “We’re seeing kids in high school wanting to complete their high school education. They want to get their high school diploma now and in a few years were going to see the statistics go up,” says Yapias.
Torres is already a part of that statistic as she works to obtain her GED with plans to attend nursing school. "I’m excited as soon as I saw my permit in the mail I was like yes god thank you, I just got to get this done,” says Torres.
A scholarship fund is also in place for