Student Facing Deportation Fights for DREAM

College student Juan Gomez is facing deportation from Florida back to Colombia, the country he and his family left when he was a child.

He recently received a 30-day stay of deportation and is feverishly working to persuade Congress to pass the DREAM Act. DREAM stands for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors.

Unless Congress intervenes to stop the deportation or Gomez receives an extension on his stay, the teenager who grew up in Miami could be deported in October.

Gomez and immigration lawyer Cheryl Little speak with Madeleine Brand.

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