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Advocates to hold Boston rally on 'DREAM Act'

November 29, 2010

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BOSTON—Student immigrant activists and their allies are scheduled to hold a rally in Boston as part of a nationally organized effort to push federal legislation that would give illegal immigrant students a path to citizenship.

Fitchburg Mayor Lisa Wong and a coalition of religious leaders are slated Monday to speak at the "DREAM Act Rally" at St. Paul Cathedral.

The speakers are urging Republican Sen. Scott Brown to support a bill known as the DREAM Act in Congress.

The proposal would allow young illegal immigrants to qualify for permanent legal residency by graduating from college or a trade school or by joining the military.

Brown has said he opposed the measure and called it another form of amnesty. The rest of Massachusetts' Congressional delegation support the proposal.