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Estela Melendez dreams of a career as a film director. The Central Islip woman, who at 16 came to Long Island from Mexico, has instead taken low-paying jobs to support herself.
"I feel stuck," said Melendez, 23, who is undocumented -- the estimated legal status of about 100,000 Long Islanders, according to immigration reform advocates. "I feel like a chain is holding me from looking for more...