Ceja says that if he didn't receive approval for DACA, he imagines he would probably be doing construction with his dad. "It's really hard for me to say because there weren't any opportunities prior," he said.
The Obama Administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals began two years ago today. The program provides two years' worth of temporary legal status and work permits to qualifying young people who had arrived in the U.S. as minors.
Southern California Public Radio's Leslie Berestein Rojas and Josie Huang have more.