Chicagoans Head to Capitol for DREAM Act Hearing

A group of pro-immigrant leaders will travel to Washington D.C. for the first Senate hearing on the DREAM Act

By Sandra Torres
|  Monday, Jun 27, 2011  |  Updated 9:40 AM CDT
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A group of undocumented students and community leaders will head to the capitol Monday to continue advocating for the DREAM Act.

The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, also known as ICIRR, has set up a bus trip for about 55 DREAM Act supporters to attend the first-ever Senate hearing on the proposed legislation.

Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., will preside over the subcommittee hearing on Tuesday in Washington D.C.

The DREAM Act would provide a pathway to citizenship for immigrant youths who go to college or serve in the military.

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