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Immigration rally on the Capitol steps


MADISON (WKOW) -- Dozens of Madison-area high school and college students held an immigration rally on the steps of the state capitol Tuesday night.

The students started with a march down State Street chanting in support of immigration reform.

They were trying to drum-up support for two pieces of legislation, the DREAM and CIR-ASAP Acts, which support comprehensive change of U.S. immigration policy.

The DREAM ACT would open a pathway for earned legalization through higher education. It is co-sponsored Wisconsin senators Russ Feingold and Herb Kohl.

The CIR-ASAP Act in the House also creates an earned legalization pathway.

"As long as our immigration system is broken and outdated," said a speaker at the rally, "our economy, American families, all American workers, and students will keep suffering."

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