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Activists Urge Brown To Back Immigrant Students

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A group of undocumented students says it plans to camp out in front of Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown's Boston office until he signals whether he'll support a federal proposal to allow illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship through college or military service.

The Student Immigrant Movement is scheduled to begin its protest Monday as the U.S. Senate considers the proposal.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants to add the immigration measure to a defense policy bill. Some Republicans oppose it, accusing Reid of playing politics. But some military leaders support it because of the recruitment potential.

Brown, a member of the Senate Armed Services committee, has not said if he supports it.

Student activists say they want to introduce Brown, a member of the Army National Guard, to illegal immigrants who want to join the military.

This program aired on September 20, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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