TULSA, Okla. (AP) - More than a dozen people have rallied in Tulsa in support of law aimed at helping some youth who are in the United States illegally.
According to the Tulsa World, those attending the rally Thursday afternoon carried signs that read, "Right to live with our loved ones" and chanted, "Education no deportation."
The group was part of a nationwide effort to call attention to the DREAM Act, which stands for Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors. The bill would allow conditional permanent U.S. residence for undocumented youths who attend college or serve in the military.
University of Tulsa student Kasey Hughart helped organize the rally. Hughart said the present immigration system is outdated and has separated families.
A similar rally was held in Oklahoma City.