Andrea Sampedro is a 22-year-old international student from Colombia. She is currently attending the English Language Program at the University of North Florida.
She has been in the United States for a little over a month and loves the country.
She said she likes President Obama because the press coverage in Colombia makes him look like a very smart president who cares about America.
The issue she is most interested in is the Dream Act. She says she hasn’t heard the two candidates talk about it at all and she believes it needs to be passed into a law because it would benefit students who have lived in the United States since they were young.
“It is so unfair to send these students back to a country that they don’t know anything about, they don’t even speak the language,” said Sampedro.
Over three million students graduate from U.S. high schools every year and about 65,000 of them do not get the opportunity to achieve their dreams because they hold the title of an illegal immigrant.
“I know this law wouldn’t benefit me because I just came here, but I strongly support it and feel these students should be given the opportunity to become professionals and contribute to society and the economy,” Sampedro added.
Sampedro, focused on learning the language, is closely following this election.
By Margie Castro.