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May 18th, 2010
09:09 PM ET

Deportation or Degree: What to do with Non-citizen Students

The plight of Georgia college senior Jessica Colotl has spotlighted the dilemma facing thousands of students like her nationwide.  They entered the country as children, not of their own will, and now are trying to pursue higher degrees while facing risk of deportation.   This problem is far from new.  Congress introduced the DREAM Act nine years ago to help students who are illegal immigrants.  But it remains just a proposal.