(Guymon-AP) -- Antonio Martinez was awarded an art scholarship that would have paid for four years at Oklahoma Panhandle State University.
But he could not go to college.
Martinez is a graduate of Guymon High School. But he needs Immigration and Naturalization Service documentation before he can enroll in college because he is an illegal immigrant.
With immigration paperwork backlogged, the aspiring artist has not been able to enroll in college with his classmates.
A group of Guymon High School teachers want a state law to allow undocumented immigrants who graduated from Oklahoma high schools to attend Oklahoma colleges and pay in-state tuition.
Texas, California, New York and Utah already have similar laws.