"I know that when I was over there in mexico all we could eat is like rice and beans," she added.
The Bossier high student has seen friends go on to further their education, but remain limited because of immigration laws.
"I think it's bad because they went to school to be able to work and they can't work because they are illegal," continued Ashley.
"There's a number of students, who have already pursued higher education and have attained higher education, but now can't work," explained Vincent Perez.
However President Barack Obama is issuing an executive order that would change immigration limitations, allowing immigrants to work, if they meet certain qualifications.
"Latino youth are the next great American story, its time and if we dont acknowledge that," added Perez. "If we continue to undereducate and underserve this large group of students potentially 1.4 million students will be affected by this act today."
Vincent Perez with League of United Latin American Citizens known as LULAC says this shouldn't be about border control, but a barrier lifted for those who want to see their dreams come true.
"I know it's probably politically motivated and whatever the motivations are and the timing it's the right thing," he said.
Meanwhile, these dozen students look forward to become Shreveport-Bossier's next doctors, lawyers and model citizens.