Odiase is one of two valedictorians at Fisk University, a historically black college in Nashville, Tennessee.
Among the millions of immigrant families living in the United States, many have mixed legal status.
One family member may be here illegally, another might have a temporary permit and another may be a U.S. citizen. This creates uncomfortable disparities within families.
Cynthia Alba, 19, entered the country illegally when she was a toddler and now qualifies for President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Her mother remains undocumented and her sister is a U.S. citizen.