Brown professors to join students urging DREAM Act

November 27, 2010

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PROVIDENCE, R.I.—A group of Brown University professors are urging the state's two U.S. senators to support federal legislation that would give illegal immigrant students a path to citizenship if they join the military or finish college.

The professors are scheduled Tuesday to join student immigrant advocates at Brown University as part of a nationally organized rally to push a bill known as the DREAM Act.

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

The Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition will present students who would be affected by the measure if it passes in the lame duck session of Congress.

Similar events are slated Tuesday at Harvard, MIT, Yale and Boston College.