Rally support easing of citizenship for
children of migrants |
The Associated Press
Jan. 17, 2006
About 150 people rallied outside the state Capitol on Monday in support of aproposal in Congress that would give the children of undocumented immigrants the chance to become citizens.
The plan would allow students to apply for legal residency if they entered
the country before they were 16, have lived in the United States for at least
five years and have graduated from high school or are enrolled in college.
Supporters counter that it's unfair to treat the children differently just
because their parents decided to bring them into the country illegally. They add
that the proposal's need is underscored by a Phoenix case in which the
government sought to deport four high school students who were brought to the
United States illegally as toddlers. That case has since been thrown out.