By Jim Grawe
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
10:12 PM CDT, June 15, 2012
It's a celebration at headquarters for Sunflower Community Action for young undocumented immigrants who want to live the American dream. Among them is recent Emporia State grad Belvia Urbina who grew up in Wichita.
"I know nothing of Mexico," Urbina says. "I haven't been back since I was three. I feel sometimes as if that isn't even my country. America is my country. I love America!"
But President Obama's plan to allow young people like Urbina to legally work in the United States comes at a time when unemployment is high. It's back up to seven percent in Wichita. We went to the Wichita Workforce Center to ask American citizens who are struggling to find work what they think about the new policy.
"All the good jobs are going overseas," Richard Lamar says. "All that's left is service jobs, and we're bringing in immigrants, or letting them come in illegally and take all of those."
However, Tanya Kizito disagrees.
"That's great," Kizito says. "Everybody's human. We all need a chance in life to be successful, and if that's what it takes, so be it."
That's all Urbina says she's looking for--a chance. And now she'll have a chance to stay in the only country she's ever known and chase the same dream as anybody else."
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