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Northeastern President: Help Undocumented Students

Northeastern University President Joseph Aoun (AH'-oon) has endorsed a federal proposal that would allow undocumented college students a pathway to permanent residency and U.S. citizenship.

Aoun sent Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown a letter last week urging the passage of a bill known as the Dream Act, a proposal being considered in Congress. It would open an avenue to conditional permanent residency for students who are illegally in the country but want to go to college.

Brown spokeswoman Gail Gitcho said Brown would review the legislation if and when it comes before the Senate.

Last month, Tufts University President Lawrence Bacow sent Brown and Sen. John Kerry a similar letter. Harvard President Drew Faust wrote a similar letter last year to Kerry and the late Sen. Edward Kennedy.

This program aired on May 21, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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