As Congress inches closer to voting on a piece of legislation known as the DREAM Act, young people all across the United States are watching what is happening in Washington, D.C. The legislation would enable thousands of young illegal immigrants who graduate from U.S. high schools to become citizens, if they go on to college or serve in the military.
This Student Voice is a Korean teen’s story of how she arrived here illegally and why she hopes the DREAM Act will be passed. She is a member of the Korean American Resource & Cultural Center in Chicago.
Due to concerns over privacy, she writes under the alias Sarah Kim.
Above, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) meets with students
at the Center in Chicago. Durbin is the original co-sponsor of the