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.