Students to back legalization of HS grads

September 23, 2009 10:31:01 AM PDT
Students throughout Texas plan to rallies, presentations and petition drives in support of a bill to allow high school graduates to either join the military or go on to higher education as a way to become legal immigrants. The events Wednesday are part of the nationwide Back-to-School DREAM Act Day efforts.

The Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors tries to help those brought to the U.S. as children and educated here. It was introduced in the Senate and House in March.

The bipartisan bill is for students who graduate high school, have a good moral character, arrived in the U.S. before turning 16 and continously lived in the country for at least five years.

Advocates estimate more than one million undocumented immigrant young people can't obtain a driver's license or work despite their educational achievements.

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