The DREAM Act and Southern California

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California is one of four states that would be most affected if the DREAM Act becomes law. That's the path to citizenship for children brought to this country as minors by illegal parents--who were raised here--but who can't work here legally after they come of age. Is it both humane and good for the local economy—or a grant of "amnesty" for teenagers who knew what they were doing and ought to be sent home? Also, D.J. Waldie retires from the City of Lakewood. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, poverty in America increased last year to 44 million people. One longtime advocate calls it a “national emergency.” Will Washington treat it that way? How many poor people vote?

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