One Last Push for the DREAM Act

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After the results of this month's elections, supporters think comprehensive immigration reform is a lost cause in the next Congress. But President Obama says a "down payment" would be passage of what's called the DREAM Act during the lame-duck session. The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act would apply to some 2.1 million people brought to the US illegally by their parents when they were under the age of 16. They'd get "conditional green cards" allowing them to work and putting them on a path to citizenship. We hear several perspectives, including that of Pedro Ramirez, Student Body President at Cal State Fresno, who was recently exposed as being in the US illegally.

Credits

Guests:
Gail Russell Chaddock - Christian Science Monitor - @RussellChaddock, Pedro Ramirez - Student Body President, Cal State Fresno, Mark Krikorian - Center for Immigration Studies - @MarkSKrikorian

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Frances Anderton