SACRAMENTO, CA - The U.S. Senate plan pushing immigration reform could make a big difference for many undocumented workers.
Leticia Aceves and her husband have been cleaning homes for years. Both are undocumented and work hard to provide a good living for their family. They hope the Senate's plan will help them become documented and legal citizens because they've been on the waiting list for nearly12 years.
When Leticia Aceves and her family came to the U.S. in 2001 and applied for citizenship, they were told it would take 825 days, but after Sept. 11, 2001, all processing stopped.
For Leticia, immigration reform means a promise of a better tomorrow for her family and many others. Even though Leticia is undocumented and has been on the wait list for the past 12 years, both of Leticia's parents and her brother are naturalized citizens.
Meanwhile, Leticia and her husband saw their oldest daughter graduate from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo last June; they have another daughter at Sierra College. One of their two younger sons is interested in possibly studying computer science.