The implications of the DREAM Act

December 9, 2010

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Immigrant students rally in Washington, D.C.

Nearly a decade after the DREAM Act was first proposed, it passed the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday evening.

The legislation would provide a legal path to citizenship for illegal immigrants who attend college or serve in the military. A vote in the Senate could come as soon as this week but the bill’s prospects of passing aren’t so hot.

For an update on the DREAM Act, "Eight Forty-Eight" spoke to Telemundo Chicago’s Alba Mendiola.

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