For Controversial Immigrants, College Education Is Caught Up in Politics

For Controversial Immigrants, College Education Is Caught Up in Politics 1

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Julieta Garibay of United We Dream, a network of immigrant groups around the country: "The entire presidential election, I think, really shows our power."

Well after the Dream Act failed to pass Congress in 2010, the issue of young immigrants living in the United States without legal documentation still generates impassioned debate. Now it has been renewed in the presidential campaign as well as on ballot measures in Maryland and Montana.

The national debate has focused on a new policy, announced by President Obama on June 15, to grant some immigrants, who had been brought without documentation to the United States as children, the