By Ashley Strickland, CNN
Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) - When the Mexican Consulate in Atlanta opened at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, 60 people were waiting outside. The clusters of people aren't unusual. There is often a wait to process documents and take classes.
It was the number of children and young people streaming in on their own, or alongside their parent, that stuck out to the consulate employees. At least 100 were on site, eager to process documents, during the busiest part of the day. Once they have the proper paperwork, they can apply for a chance to remain in the United States for at least two more years without fear of deportation.
CNN spoke with some who came in and out of the consulate. The constants? Faces bright with hope and voices that carried the excitement visible in their eyes. FULL POST