Washington (CNN) – An upcoming law school graduate with a 3.8 average, Cesar Vargas wants to serve in the U.S. military.
However, when he graduates, Vargas won’t even be able, under the law, to hold a job, much less enlist. Vargas is in the country illegally after being brought to New York as a child from Mexico.
“All I want is the opportunity to serve my country and to give back to the country that has given me so much,” Vargas said. “… We’re not a problem.
We’re the solution.”
The House and Senate could vote as soon as Wednesday on a bill that would grant citizenship eligibility to thousands of young illegal immigrants like Vargas if they go to college or serve in the military.