08/01/2012 03:52 pm ET Updated Oct 01, 2012

Over A Million Undocumented Youth Live In The U.S., Report Says

Today in Chicago, Rep. Luis Gutierrez announced the plans for DREAM Relief day events for Illinois undocumented youth to be held on August 15 at the Navy Pier ballroom.

"This is the most important development in two decades for undocumented immigrants and we intend to get as many young people as are eligible signed up and in the system," said Rep. Luis Gutierrez. "We are organizing the community and working with partners across the country to make it happen. I hope young people will come forward and check with us before paying huge fees to lawyers and others, because we are going to make this policy work and it will serve as a model for the broader immigration reform we need in the future."