DREAM Act Reintroduced in Congress

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WASHINGTON -- The day after President Obama called for Congressional action on immigration reform, three senators are reintroducing the DREAM Act in the Senate in an attempt to legalize the status of qualifying high school graduates. Senators Harry Reid, D-Nev., Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Robert Menéndez, D-N.J., reintroduced the act on Wednesday.

The legislation would legalize hundreds of thousands of undocumented students who came to the country illegally with their parents when they were children. It would benefit high school graduates who are in college or pursuing a career in the military.