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Michigan woman gives a face to the Dream Act

Ola Kaso, (right), poses with Michigan U.S. Senator Carl Levin.
(courtesy of U.S. Sen. Carl Levin's Office)
Ola Kaso, (right), poses with Michigan U.S. Senator Carl Levin.

An incoming University of Michigan student has taken her fight against being deported to Washington D.C. Ola Kaso testified before a U.S. Senate committee in favor of the Dream Act.   The bill would allow the children of undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S. to pursue their educations. 

Kaso says she has tried to take advantage of the education opportunity given to  her, an opportunity now threatened by deportation to Albania.

“Despite all my hard work and contribution, I face removal from the only country I’ve ever considered home. Despite my aspirations and good intentions for my country…I face deportation in less than a year.”

Dream Act critics say the bill is a way for illegal immigrants to get around the law. 

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Public since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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