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Source: Chicago Tribune
Title: "A graduation day with hazy prospects"
"Reporter": Lolly Bowean
Date: July 24, 2005
Newspaper section: Business (?)
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Rather than just providing the first paragraph, let's compare it to the May 8 N.Y. Daily News puff piece discussed here. Tell me if you spot any differences aside from the names of those we're supposed to feel sympathetic towards:
|Chicago Tribune||N.Y. Daily News|
|Maria Herrera has a 4.0 grade-point average at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, serves her community and lobbies for better legislation.||Carlos will graduate with honors from Brooklyn College next month with a mathematics degree. It's a subject he loves and hopes to teach one day to elementary school students.|
|But because she's an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, she won't be able to use her degree to start a career in the United States.||But the former high school valedictorian, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, will have to settle for working off the books selling ice cream.|
|"I'll have a degree, but no job," she said. "It's such a waste of talent."||Like Carlos - who was featured four years ago in a Daily News article about the difficulties of financing college with no immigration status - undocumented grads have no hope of a job in their learned profession.|
|... It also drew attention to the Dream Act, federal legislation that would give undocumented students a chance to finish school and become American citizens.||...CUNY administrators are hopeful that U.S. lawmakers will resurrect the Development, Relief and Education for Minors (DREAM) Act. Introduced in 2004 by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), the bill would allow undocumented students who entered this country as minors to apply for a conditional green card, provided they go to college or enter the military.|