Keeping the DREAM Act Alive [VIDEO]

By Julianne Hing Apr 15, 2009

Last Friday, students held a rally in support of the federal Dream Act in Detroit. They gathered in front of Western International High School to show their support for the newly reintroduced bill that would allow undocumented high school students to qualify for federal grants and in-state tuition for college and put them on a path to citizenship. Currently, an estimated 65,000 undocumented students graduate from high school every year, with the numbers quickly on the rise. The rallies are heartening as we build up to a national vote in the face of state losses. Last week, Colorado defeated its state level version of the Dream Act.