Saturday, May 15, 2004

DREAM Act rally today

"A mock graduation ceremony in a south Nashville park is planned as a show of support for a federal proposal to give undocumented immigrant teenagers the chance to attend college legally — and pay in-state tuition."

"Organizers of the Saturday rally for the 'Dream Act' say they expect 200-300 teens and their parents from around the state to be in Coleman Park at 2 p.m."

"Nationally an estimated 50,000-60,000 teens graduate from American high schools each year without legal immigration status, according to the Urban Institute, a nonpartisan think tank based in Washington. Most were brought into the country illegally by their parents, and some at a very young age."

The Tennessean

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