From the OC Register:

If Congress extends legal status to illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children, more than half a million people living in California could be eligible to apply for green cards.... Some of Yenni Diaz's friends find themselves in this predicament. A political science student at the UC Irvine, Diaz has several undocumented friends who went to high school in California, are studying for the same degree as her but under current law will never be able to legally get jobs after they graduate. The DREAM Act could enable them to become citizens of the only country they have ever known. "These are people that are students that are working toward a degree or have a degree already," said Diaz, a member of the Orange County DREAM Team, which has fought for the law since it was proposed in 2001. "They would be able to actually work in their field and use their degree."

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