Deferred Action: Mother says another four years brings hope

Maria Vasquez spends her days cleaning and dreaming of a better life for her children.

"My son wants to becomes a chef, the other wants to be an engineer or teacher, Vasquez started. He has a lot of dreams. My daughter is also going to college and wants a better life for herself."

Four years ago those dreams were just that for Maria and her three children.

But in June that all changed.

President Barak Obama announced deferred action|a program that would all children, here in the U.S. illegally, a shot at an education and job.

"I'm happy for my kids and all of the other people that have applied for this."

But with the presidency up in the air"that excitement was short lived.

Until Tuesday night, when President Obama secured a second term in office.

"They are happy because they can keep going, Vasquez said. They have a shot at a future now."

While deferred action might be a step in the right director for Vasquez and her family"it is a small step.

Something immigrant advocacy groups are hoping to expand on it in the next four years.

"Visiting with people, the one thing that they want is to have immigration reform, Ramona Cases with Arise told Action 4 News. We know that is a big need that we have in the country. We have hope right now that they can continue working on this issue."