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Senator Warner Addresses CHS about Immigration

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Virginia Senator Mark Warner Skyped in to speak with Charlottesville High School students Thursday. The topic was immigration reform, something they are currently studying.

Warner helped explain the DREAM Act to students, which is a proposed bill to allow children of illegal immigrants become citizens. He then fielded questions.

The senator explained the concept that every country has the right to defend their borders. In his opinion, he says the U.S. hasn't been doing a good job of that, which is why he feels it's important to discuss reform.

One student had a very personal connection with the issue, and made herself heard.

"This immigration process is important for me because, like I know how it feels to be an immigrant and I know how it feels to be like in the United States not getting the right equipment and not getting the right education you want. So, like, it's good to be free,” said CHS student Fatuma Osman.

Osman is from Kenya immigrated to America with her parents. She feels lucky to be accepted in this culture and hopes others can be too.

Warner concluded his talk by saying he thinks the diversity he sees in today's youth is what will continue to make the U.S. a strong country.

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