Students rally for DREAM Act, immigration reform

Daily Cardinal: The Madison Student Coalition, a union of local high school and college students and immigrant rights advocates, rallied Tuesday as part of a national week of action to encourage federal immigration reform.
The march began at Memorial Library and finished on the Capitol’s steps, where activists held a press conference to voice their support for two bills: the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, introduced in 2001, and the Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America’s Security and Prosperity Act, introduced in December.  Both bills would provide a path to higher education and citizenship for immigrant youth brought to the United States at a young age.


 “We are here today because we know it is time for a change in our nation’s immigration system, and we know we as a community can contribute in making that change,” UW-Madison sophomore Evelin Rodriguez said. Read the rest...

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