Dream Act supporters rally in Raleigh
Supporters of the "Dream Act," an immigration reform proposal that would allow foreign-born young people in the U.S. illegally to attain citizenship, gathered in Raleigh Friday to advocate for the bill's passage.Posted — Updated
The bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week but stalled in the Senate. A vote is expected this weekend.
The politically potent measure would provide a path to legalization for those who entered the country before the age of 16; graduated high school or obtained a GED; have good moral character with no criminal record; and have at least five years of continuous presence in the U.S.
An estimated 2.1 million immigrants could be eligible, though it's likely a far smaller number would meet the bill's requirements.
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