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NC churches participate in DREAM Sabbath 2011

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WINSTON-SALEM, NC (AP) -- Ten North Carolina churches are among
300 houses of worship nationwide that are participating in a
campaign to raise awareness about young educated immigrants who are
not authorized to be in the United States even though they grew up
here.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported the
DREAM Sabbath 2011 is named after the DREAM Act, proposed
legislation to give such immigrants a way to become legal
residents.

The Washington-based advocacy group Interfaith Immigration
Coalition is organizing the event and says the churches will
participate during September and October.

Among the churches is Galloway Memorial Episcopal Church in
Elkin. The director of the outreach program there says young
immigrants who would likely qualify for the DREAM Act are being
invited to houses of worship to speak about their experiences.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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