It's an emotional topic for
immigrants in this country, many have started their lives in the U.S. and
intend to finish them here. But without
congressional reform that will be nearly impossible.
A bipartisan group of senators have outlined a plan for the roughly 11 million undocumented people in the United States.
There are more than a million people in Texas alone without legal status.
The senate plan would give those immigrants a chance to become citizens of the U.S., and it outlines a process for admitting new immigrants into the country.
We were able to speak to one Texas Tech student going through the immigration process.
She said this reform would affect her directly, and that it's scary not knowing what her future has in store.
"It's frustrating not knowing what's going to happen in the future.--f I'm going to be able to work or get my degree, things like that. It was disheartening a lot of the times," said Diana Ixtlamati, a student at Texas Tech.
Ixtlamati is currently going through deferred action, which will allow her work in the United States. She said if she doesn't get approved through the process, all of the school she has gone through will mean nothing.
"I was just going to be limited to housekeeping or waitressing or something like that. And those jobs are fine as you go along, but once you have a degree you raise yourself so high to not be able to go anywhere, and that was the most frustrating thing for me."
President Obama told Congress yesterday that if a reform is not reached soon, he would send his own bill to Capitol Hill to be voted on immediately.