As Notre Dame students return to campus for another year of school, word is starting to spread about a university decision to soon allow undocumented students to apply for admission.
The university says those young men and women deserve a chance at a quality college education, even if they aren't legal U.S. citizens.
“They’re coming here in hopes for a better life so I think this is definitely a good thing for them and for us,” said Monica Barboza, a freshman.
Her family came to the U.S. from Costa Rica and settled in Pennsylvania.
They're U.S. citizens, but Barboza doesn't think that should stop someone from being able to share the college experience.
“If that person is going to make my child better in a way that is going to expose her to needs that maybe we all take for granted, then I wouldn't mind it,” said Barboza’s mom, Sandra Trejos.