immigration
11:37 am
Thu March 22, 2012

First Person: Undocumented Student

The Obama administration continues to press for passage of the DREAM Act, a bill that would provide a path to citizenship for undocumented students whose parents brought them to the U.S. when they were children. Opponents of the bill, including Texas Congressman Lamar Smith, say it would reward illegal behavior. Texas is one of only three states that provides financial aid for undocumented students.

KUT News freelancer Jeff Heimsath interviewed one undocumented student at the University of Texas about his hope of becoming an American citizen.