Glendale Community College students rallied Wednesday in support of federal laws that would make it easier for children of undocumented immigrants to enroll in college.
The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act would provide children with a pathway to permanent residency if they meet certain conditions. The bill was reintroduced last year with bipartisan support in the Senate and House.
The rally was put on by the college club Voices Organizing Immigrant Communities for Educational Success, which organizers said is mostly made up of children who grew up attending Southern California public schools and whose parents crossed the border illegally.
Professors and experts from UCLA and Cal State Dominguez Hills spoke in support of comprehensive immigration reform. The event doubled as an information session for undocumented high school students preparing to go to college.