DREAM Act Photos on Townhall

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              FILE - In this June 28, 2011, file photo, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and immigration reform activist Jose Antonio Vargas, listens as Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano

    FILE - In this June 28, 2011, file photo, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and immigration reform activist Jose Antonio Vargas, listens as Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano

    Posted: 12/6/2012 7:23:55 AM EST
    FILE - In this June 28, 2011, file photo, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and immigration reform activist Jose Antonio Vargas, listens as Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Education Secretary Arne Duncan testify at a hearing regarding immigration reform and the DREAM Act on Capitol Hill in Washington. Legal immigrants living in the U.S. now surpass in number those who entered the country illegally, reflecting a dwindling inflow of Latino migrants that is creating political pressure for an immigration fix that gives legal status to the millions of undocumented already here. "The priority now is to push a vigorous debate about the undocumented people already here. We want to become citizens and not face the threat of deportation or be treated as second class," said Vargas. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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              Hayley Arana, 2, stands with hundreds of people and her mother Cynthia Diaz in hopes to get a passport for her mother, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, in Houston. Diaz is applying for a Passpor

    Hayley Arana, 2, stands with hundreds of people and her mother Cynthia Diaz in hopes to get a passport for her mother, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, in Houston. Diaz is applying for a Passpor

    Posted: 8/15/2012 6:43:25 PM EST
    Hayley Arana, 2, stands with hundreds of people and her mother Cynthia Diaz in hopes to get a passport for her mother, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, in Houston. Diaz is applying for a Passport, Arana was born in the U.S., and hopes for the DREAM Act to pass so she can become a U.S. citizen. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Nick de la Torre)
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              Hundreds of illegal immigrants counting on the DREAM Act passing wait in line to get a passport or any other kind of assistance outside the Mexican Consulate, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, in

    Hundreds of illegal immigrants counting on the DREAM Act passing wait in line to get a passport or any other kind of assistance outside the Mexican Consulate, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, in

    Posted: 8/15/2012 3:08:27 AM EST
    Hundreds of illegal immigrants counting on the DREAM Act passing wait in line to get a passport or any other kind of assistance outside the Mexican Consulate, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, in Houston. Illegal immigrants are scrambling to get passports and other records in order as the Department of Homeland Security starts accepting applications to allow them to avoid deportation and get a work permit. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Nick de la Torre)
  •  - Undocumented UCLA students attend a graduation ceremony at a church near the campus in Los Angeles

    Undocumented UCLA students attend a graduation ceremony at a church near the campus in Los Angeles

    Posted: 6/15/2012 10:45:29 PM EST
    Undocumented UCLA students attend a graduation ceremony for "Dreamers" or Dream Act students at a church near the campus in Los Angeles, California June 15, 2012. Undocumented youths who came to the United States as children reacted with joy to an Obama administration rule change on Friday that could spare them deportation, although opponents slammed it as amnesty. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION EDUCATION)
  •  - Undocumented UCLA students attend graduation ceremony at a church near the campus in Los Angeles

    Undocumented UCLA students attend graduation ceremony at a church near the campus in Los Angeles

    Posted: 6/15/2012 10:42:27 PM EST
    Undocumented UCLA students stand in line at a graduation ceremony for UCLA "Dreamers", or Dream Act students, at a church near the campus in Los Angeles, California June 15, 2012. Undocumented youths who came to the United States as children reacted with joy to an Obama administration rule change on Friday that could spare them deportation, although opponents slammed it as amnesty. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION EDUCATION)
  •  - Pichardo, an undocumented UCLA student, attends graduation ceremony at a church near the campus in Los Angeles

    Pichardo, an undocumented UCLA student, attends graduation ceremony at a church near the campus in Los Angeles

    Posted: 6/15/2012 6:09:38 PM EST
    Arlete Pichardo, an undocumented UCLA student, attends a graduation ceremony for UCLA "Dreamers", or Dream Act students, at a church near the campus in Los Angeles, California June 15, 2012. Undocumented youths who came to the United States as children reacted with joy to an Obama administration rule change on Friday that could spare them deportation, although opponents slammed it as amnesty. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION EDUCATION)
  •  - Juarez, an undocumented UCLA student, attends graduation ceremony at a church near the campus in Los Angeles

    Juarez, an undocumented UCLA student, attends graduation ceremony at a church near the campus in Los Angeles

    Posted: 6/15/2012 6:06:21 PM EST
    Carlos Juarez, an undocumented UCLA student graduating with a degree in Sociology, attends a graduation ceremony for UCLA "Dreamers", or Dream Act students, at a church near the campus in Los Angeles, California June 15, 2012. Undocumented youths who came to the United States as children reacted with joy to an Obama administration rule change on Friday that could spare them deportation, although opponents slammed it as amnesty. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION EDUCATION)
  •  - Santiago, an undocumented UCLA student, attends a graduation ceremony in Los Angeles

    Santiago, an undocumented UCLA student, attends a graduation ceremony in Los Angeles

    Posted: 6/15/2012 6:03:40 PM EST
    Fabiola Santiago (R), an undocumented UCLA student with a masters degree in Public Heath, attends a graduation ceremony for UCLA "Dreamers", or Dream Act students, at a church near the campus in Los Angeles, California June 15, 2012. Undocumented youths who came to the United States as children reacted with joy to an Obama administration rule change on Friday that could spare them deportation, although opponents slammed it as amnesty. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION EDUCATION)
  •  - Pichardo stands in line with fellow graduating undocumented UCLA students at a church near the campus in Los Angeles

    Pichardo stands in line with fellow graduating undocumented UCLA students at a church near the campus in Los Angeles

    Posted: 6/15/2012 6:01:58 PM EST
    Arlete Pichardo (L) stands in line with fellow graduating undocumented UCLA students at a graduation ceremony for UCLA "Dreamers", or Dream Act students at a church near the campus in Los Angeles, California June 15, 2012. Undocumented youths who came to the United States as children reacted with joy to an Obama administration rule change on Friday that could spare them deportation, although opponents slammed it as amnesty. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION EDUCATION)
  •  - Santiago, an undocumented UCLA student, attends graduation ceremony at church near the campus in Los Angeles

    Santiago, an undocumented UCLA student, attends graduation ceremony at church near the campus in Los Angeles

    Posted: 6/15/2012 5:59:59 PM EST
    Fabiola Santiago, an undocumented UCLA student with a masters degree in Public Heath, attends a graduation ceremony for UCLA "Dreamers", or Dream Act students, at a church near the campus in Los Angeles, California June 15, 2012. Undocumented youths who came to the United States as children reacted with joy to an Obama administration rule change on Friday that could spare them deportation, although opponents slammed it as amnesty. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION EDUCATION)
  •  - An undocumented UCLA student check his mobile phone before attending a graduation ceremony at a church near the campus in Los Angeles

    An undocumented UCLA student check his mobile phone before attending a graduation ceremony at a church near the campus in Los Angeles

    Posted: 6/15/2012 5:58:49 PM EST
    An undocumented UCLA student check his mobile phone before attending a graduation ceremony for UCLA "Dreamers", or Dream Act students, at a church near the campus in Los Angeles, California June 15, 2012. Undocumented youths who came to the United States as children reacted with joy to an Obama administration rule change on Friday that could spare them deportation, although opponents slammed it as amnesty. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION EDUCATION)
  •  - Undocumented UCLA students attend graduation ceremony at a church near the campus in Los Angeles

    Undocumented UCLA students attend graduation ceremony at a church near the campus in Los Angeles

    Posted: 6/15/2012 5:55:46 PM EST
    Undocumented UCLA students stand in line at a graduation ceremony for UCLA "Dreamers", or Dream Act students, at a church near the campus in Los Angeles, California June 15, 2012. Undocumented youths who came to the United States as children reacted with joy to an Obama administration rule change on Friday that could spare them deportation, although opponents slammed it as amnesty. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION EDUCATION)
  •  - An undocumented UCLA student attends a graduation ceremony at a church near the campus in Los Angeles

    An undocumented UCLA student attends a graduation ceremony at a church near the campus in Los Angeles

    Posted: 6/15/2012 5:54:04 PM EST
    An undocumented UCLA student attends a graduation ceremony for UCLA "Dreamers" or Dream Act students at a church near the campus in Los Angeles, California June 15, 2012. Undocumented youths who came to the United States as children reacted with joy to an Obama administration rule change on Friday that could spare them deportation, although opponents slammed it as amnesty. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION EDUCATION)
  •  - Undocumented UCLA students attend a graduation ceremony at a church near the campus in Los Angeles

    Undocumented UCLA students attend a graduation ceremony at a church near the campus in Los Angeles

    Posted: 6/15/2012 5:51:49 PM EST
    Undocumented UCLA students attend a graduation ceremony for "Dreamers" or Dream Act students at a church near the campus in Los Angeles, California June 15, 2012. Undocumented youths who came to the United States as children reacted with joy to an Obama administration rule change on Friday that could spare them deportation, although opponents slammed it as amnesty. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION EDUCATION)
  •  - Ito, an undocumented UCLA student, prepares for graduation at a church in Los Angeles

    Ito, an undocumented UCLA student, prepares for graduation at a church in Los Angeles

    Posted: 6/15/2012 5:49:19 PM EST
    Wendy Ito, an undocumented UCLA student, prepares for a graduation ceremony for "Dreamers" or Dream Act students at a church near the campus in Los Angeles, California June 15, 2012. Undocumented youths who came to the United States as children reacted with joy to an Obama administration rule change on Friday that could spare them deportation, although opponents slammed it as amnesty. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION EDUCATION)
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    Posted: 5/19/2012 5:15:48 PM EST
    FILE - In this Tuesday, July 12, 2011 file photo, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., right, listens as DREAM Act supporter Gabby Pacheco speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington to discuss the upcoming "DREAM Act Sabbath". The DREAM Act Sabbath will enlist churches, synagogues, and mosques around the country to dedicate time during their regular weekly worship service to a conversation about the bill to give undocumented students a chance to earn legal status. Durbin introduced the first version of DREAM Act in 2001. "We need to be doing all we can to keep these talented, dedicated, American students here," Durbin said, "not wasting increasingly precious resources sending them away to countries they barely remember." (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)
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    Posted: 5/19/2012 5:15:47 PM EST
    In this Friday, March 16, 2012 photo, New York resident Cesar Andrade talks to a passerby about a petition to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo to pass the Dream Act during a "Coming Out of the Shadows" rally in Union Square in New York. Like Andrade, more young people who grew up in the United States, yet are undocumented, are publicly "coming out" and asserting their right to stay. The 19-year old student and tennis coach came from Ecuador when he was 8. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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    Posted: 5/4/2012 9:40:47 AM EST
    President Barack Obama waves as he leaves a celebration of Cinco de Mayo in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 3, 2012. Speaking at the reception, Obama blamed the failure of the Dream Act on a few Republicans in Congress. Cinco de Mayo celebrations at the White House have become annual features under recent presidents. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
  •  - Dulce Matuz, president of Arizona Dream Act Coalition arrives to be honored at the Time 100 Gala in New York

    Dulce Matuz, president of Arizona Dream Act Coalition arrives to be honored at the Time 100 Gala in New York

    Posted: 4/25/2012 12:21:16 AM EST
    Dulce Matuz, president of Arizona Dream Act Coalition arrives to be honored at the Time 100 Gala in New York, April 24, 2012. The Time 100 is an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the last year complied by Time Magazine. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
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    Posted: 10/2/2011 6:15:57 PM EST
    FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2011 photo, college student Jasmine Oliver, of Warwick, R.I., top left, and Javier Gonzalez, of Pawtucket, R.I., top right, display a banner and shout their support for allowing illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates while attending public colleges in the state, during a Board of Governors of Higher Education meeting on the campus of the Community College of Rhode Island, in Warwick, R.I. But research varies on the effects of resident tuition rates for illegal immigrants, including on enrollment, and students may still face a tough road even if they graduate with a college degree: Without passage of the DREAM Act or other federal immigration reform, illegal immigrant students have no pathway to legal status, and it remains illegal for employers to hire them. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)