Leslie Vazquez, California

San Mateo High School | San Mateo, CA

What if teenagers felt they had a voice in the future of our country? This election season, the Student Reporting Labs network of more than 100 schools across the country asked middle and high school students to talk to the next president about the issues they feel need to be addressed.

San Mateo, California student Leslie Vasquez shares her feelings about the challenges facing immigrants in the United States. She asks the next president to help support immigrants like herself so they can one day feel more at home.

Produced by Angie Neta, Maya Rijhwani, Ariel Seidman, Nic Wratten and Cindy Zhang, students of San Mateo High School in San Mateo, California. Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educator Patsy Fergusson. Station support provided by KQED.