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.

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    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.)