It meant a great deal to Jess Montejano, a second generation Mexican American, that President Obama supported students with legislation like the American Opportunity Tax Credit. Because of this tax credit, Jess was able to receive an extra $1000 when he filed his 2009 taxes. With this extra financial support, he was able to pay his bills and focus more on his studies.
As Jess shares, ”President Obama really understands the struggles and interests of students. He’s fighting for families like mine to continue to live the American Dream.”