PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A group of Dreamers who attend Rutgers University got to meet with New Jersey Congressman Donald Norcross Wednesday, urging him to push for reform.
Their nerves were on edge.READ MORE: Eagles Fans Excited For Season To Start Following Open Practice At Lincoln Financial Field
“We’re walking around with a scarlet letter.”
A graduate student at Rutgers Camden – this young man wants to remain anonymous. He’s undocumented and did not qualify for DACA; so he’s living in the shadows of Camden, New Jersey, a place with no sanctuary policy.Philadelphia Police Searching For Man Wanted By Special Victims Unit For Incident Involving Woman In Center City
“I’ll be graduating soon, and now my situation is currently in limbo because I don’t even know if I’ll be able to obtain employment with that degree.”
The University is offering students access to counseling and immigration law services through Rutgers Camden Law School.
“They are America,” says Congressman Donald Norcross. He says federal lawmakers have a choice — to just save the Dreamers or go for comprehensive immigration reform. He wants the full shebang.
“We should be able to get this done,” Norcross said. But we’ll have to take a novel approach in this Congress. It’s called compromise.”MORE NEWS: Several People Injured After Tree Falls During West Philadelphia High School Reunion Party At Fairmount Park
The six month timer ticks on, as dreamers wait and hope.