Arkansas professor William A. Schwab discusses immigration reform

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The author of a book about immigration reform says the DREAM Act recognizes that immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children have done nothing wrong and should be able to work and go to school.

    William A. Schwab spoke in Little Rock on Monday about the DREAM Act, which would offer citizenship to some young illegal immigrants. The legislation narrowly passed the U.S. House before being defeated in the Senate in 2010.

    Schwab's comments come as an Arkansas legislator is proposing extending in-state tuition rates to some illegal immigrants.

    Schwab is a professor of sociology and the former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas.

    His book, "Right to DREAM: Immigration Reform and America's Future," advocates for the DREAM Act.

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