The "deferred action" plan enacted in June by the Obama administration offers certain undocumented young people two years of legal status to study or work. Undocumented students in New Mexico already have access to college. But many face difficult choices once they leave school.
It’s 8:30 a.m. and high school students are gathering at the entrance to South Valley Academy charter school in Albuquerque.
Students crossing campus switch between Spanish and English and a group of boys plays soccer on the basketball court.