Photo credit: U.S. House Representative Judy Chu (D-CA) speaks about the passage of the "Dream Act" in the House of Representatives in Washington, December 17, 2010. The Dream Act legislation allows young individuals who were brought into the U.S. illegally by their parents to gain a legal status by completing two years of college or military service. (Hyungwon Kang/ Reuters)
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Local congresswoman Judy Chu says she’s receiving panicked calls from her constituents and no answers from immigration officials about deportations.
Judy Chu, Congresswoman (D-CA)
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