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Counting on the DREAM Act

Noheli Carrasco is a Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps leader hoping to enlist in the Air Force. But because she's not a permanent resident or U.S. citizen, she will not be able to join unless the DREAM Act passes.

 
 

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Noheli Carrasco helps Faye Aarons adjust her uniform during JROTC class at South Lakes High School in Reston. Carrasco is one of the leaders of South Lakes High School's JROTC program and is hoping to enlist in the Air Force. But because she isn't a citizen or a permanent resident, she'll be unable to join unless the DREAM Act passes, even as the military searches for young recruits to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan.


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Article | When Noheli Carrasco takes charge of her teenage battalion at South Lakes High School - their rifles pointing toward the ceiling, green uniforms crisply ironed - she looks much like the military officer she wants to be.

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