02/06/2011 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Bay Area Asians Come Out As DREAM Students

The DREAM Act may be seen as a piece of legislation that would largely benefit Latino students, but San Francisco student Steve Li's case has proven that Asians are also deeply concerned about the bill. As Congress moves toward a vote on the bill, more and more Chinese undocumented students are willing to speak up for themselves, reports the Sing Tao newspaper.

One of them is 18-year-old Elizabeth Lee, a Lowell High School graduate whose family is facing deportation in January. Last Saturday, she and her family joined Steve Li and advocacy groups at San Francisco's Mission Dolores to pray for the passage of the DREAM Act. Li, a nursing student in San Francisco, had been held in an Arizona detention center until recently.

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