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Hatch talks immigration at Layton town hall meeting



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LAYTON -- Sen. Orrin Hatch attended a town meeting in Layton Wednesday night and touched on the topic of immigration.

While Hatch says he's against amnesty for children of illegal immigrants he supports a bill called the DREAM Act, which stands for Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors.

"With regard to the DREAM Act, a lot of these kids are brought in as infants. They don't even know that they're not citizens until they graduate from high school," Hatch said. "If they've lived good lives, if they've done good things, why would we penalize them and not let them at least go to school?"

The DREAM Act could lead to conditional permanent residency for qualified immigrants.

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