Immigrant Students Ask for a Chance at College

The Dream Act would let them pay in-state tuition

Dozens of immigrant students, many wearing caps and gowns, held a mock commencement on Capitol Hill last week in support of pending federal legislation that could help them earn real college diplomas.

The high-school students, all undocumented immigrants, came from as far away as Texas and California. For two hours, they turned the Capitol's west lawn into a multicultural echo chamber. A hip-hop song boomed from a loudspeaker,