DETROIT, Mich. (WXYZ) - 18-year old Juan Sancen was sitting inside Cafe con Leche coffee house searching his IPad 2 when we walked up.
"Nice to meet you" he said in a soft spoken voice with a bright smile, but the brains... who knew.
Juan is a 4.0 student, graduating Solitarian of his class at Caesar Chavez High School.
He works at the Immigration reform office in the city, where he got the news.
"My boss came to me and said the President made an announcement that is really good news."
President Obama announced the DREAM Act at a press conference. It gives young students like Juan the opportunity to stay in the country if they are productive members of U.S. society.
"It means a lot, not only to me but to other students like me who want to build a future in the U.S."
Born in Guanajuato, Mexico, Juan arrived to the United States at 12 years old and has spent the last 6 years looking over his shoulder. Worried he would be sent back to a country that was no longer home.
"You don't feel at home there, but then you are not accepted here it's like who am I?"
He has since become a Math and Science whiz and plans to major in Electrical Engineering and Physics at Saginaw Valley State University. His first choice was MIT, but because of his immigration status the school did not accept him.
"I want to work for NASA one day, and now I may be able to."
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