Monday, December 14, 2009

Illegal Immigrant Students

Illegal Immigrant Students Publicly Take Up a Cause By JULIA PRESTON, NYTimes

With many illegal immigrants lying low to avoid a continuing crackdown, immigrant students have become the most visible supporters of a legislative overhaul.

American Dreamer: The Story of Sam

Last June, thousands of undocumented students held mock graduations in several states and Washington, D.C. Most of them were brought to the U.S. as small children by their immigrant parents. Despite being raised in American culture, these students cannot legally work because of their immigration status. And most cannot go to college, prompting cries for congressional passage of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors or DREAM Act. Latino USA in conjunction with Long Haul Productions, brings us the story of one of those recent graduates.

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