In July, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 130, a bill that gives undocumented students access to private financial aid.
This morning, several undocumented students spoke to members of the community at a press conference at Los Amigos of Orange County's meeting in Anaheim.
Capellino, originally from Bolivia, shared her story in hopes of getting what she calls “The real California DREAM Act” passed.
She wiped tears from her eyes as she spoke of her mom — who works numerous jobs — and the sacrifice she's made.
“I seek the day when I can tell her she doesn't need to work anymore,” Capellino says. “I encourage you all to be proactive and also help us with our dreams.”