“Ms. Pachecho, like many other students, does not believe she is "above the law" or that she deserves a "free pass." They just want a chance. If there was a pathway to legally becoming a citizen for those who were brought as minors, they would do it. Unfortunately, there simply isn't.
Besides, how is 10 years of temporary status without any benefits (no medicaid, financial aid, food stamps, pell grants, in-state tuition, etc.) a "free pass"? It just shows that they're dying to become contributing citizens of the only country they know.”