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Wed December 15, 2010
By Sarah Gustavus
Albuquerque, NM – The DREAM Act is once again delayed in Congress.
The legislation would give young people who are undocumented, and were brought into the US as children, a chance to apply for legal residency.
Supporters say it's a way to give students who worked hard a chance to go to college, get a job or serve in the armed forces. Critics argue that it rewards families who knew they were breaking US immigration laws.
Brian is a student whose future is at stake in this debate. His family came on a legal visa from Mexico when he was in the second grade and they never left.
He's now a student at UNM and wants to go into the medical field.
Immigration is part of his everyday life, including decisions about who to trust with the truth about his current immigration status.