By Steven Cruz
As summer winds down, Virginia students are preparing to head back to class. But while teachers everywhere will push students to excel in the classroom as a precursor to college admittance or a well-paying job, for a large segment of U.S. students neither is a true possibility.
There are roughly 2.5 million undocumented young people living in the United States, and every year, approximately 65,000 undocumented students graduate from U.S. high schools. Many of these individuals were brought to the U.S. as young children, completely unaware that they were breaking U.S. law. Yet without changes to our current immigration policies, their futures appear extremely bleak.
Cruz is the press associate at The LIBRE Initiative, a non-partisan, non-profit organization that advances economic freedom in the Hispanic community.