Two years ago, KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna produced Latinos: The Changing Face of Washington. The documentary examined the history, growth and impact of Washington State’s Latino community in politics, education, entrepreneurship and immigration. Among those profiled was Jessica Esparza, a young woman who is undocumented. Her dream was to become an American citizen and a registered nurse.
“Finally, it’s here. I can breathe now!”
Jessica Esparza was ecstatic. On a warm Saturday in June, she was about to go through the 2015 nurse pinning ceremony at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, Wash. Her dream of becoming a registered nurse was about to come true.