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|IL Latino Lawmakers Hope for Immigration Change
|(IRN)-Latino lawmakers in Illinois say they are hopeful young people in this country illegally can get a break. They hope Congress passes the DREAM Act, the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act.
At a statehouse news conference, legislators led by State Representative Lisa Hernandez said young adults should not be kicked out of the U-S if they were brought here as small children and went on to spent two years in college or the military. The DREAM Act, first introduced almost ten years ago, would give such people a chance to obtain permanent residency.
A 24 year old woman, who gave her name as "Ella," said she has been in America since age seven and earned an architecture degree she cannot use because firms won't hire illegal aliens.
State Representative Susana Mendoza says people who do not see the humanitarian side of this should at least favor it on economic grounds: "Do we want more money coming into our tax base from busboys, or do we want it from doctors?"
(Source: Illinois Radio Network)
|12 07 10 by Newsroom
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