Jasmine de los Santos has been pushed by her immigrant parents to over-achieve and be the best she can be. She's thrilled to be named a finalist for a big college scholarship. But when she brings home the paperwork, she learns that she and all her family are in the country illegally.
As Jasmine's world shatters around her, she rebels, trying to make sense of herself-who is she? Is she American? Illegal? Something in between? Jasmine decides to accept the award anyway and goes to D.C., where she meets Royce Blakely, the handsome son of a Republican congressman. As she fights for her very identity, will Jasmine find help in unexpected places, and will she ever figure out where she belongs?