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Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Fri, 09/23/2011 - 7:28am.

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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