This week, the U.S. Senate is expected to vote on the DREAM Act, which would provide a path to legalization to young people who have completed two years in college or the U.S. military. Many Bay Area students are crossing their fingers.
According to a student interviewed by Univision, there are more than 130 undocumented students at San Francisco State University. Univision's Edgardo Quijano reports that at a national level, 276,000 students are hoping to normalize their status.

A series of activities, including rallies and phone banks, is being held in schools and universities across the country to encourage people to call their senators.

Univision reports that two events are being planned Tuesday in the Bay Area: a public meeting at Mission High School at 11 a.m. and a gathering in Pleasanton in the afternoon.

Since Election Day, Spanish-lanugage newspaper La Opinión has argued that the lame-duck session of Congress, before Republicans take control of the House of Representatives in January, could be the last chance to pass the DREAM Act.

"This legislative session is filled with dozens of legislators who have either lost their re-election or are planning to retire," editors wrote in a Nov. 16 editorial.

"They have nothing to lose by doing the right thing and voting for a bill that will help the economy in the short and long term by preparing our country’s future labor force. And, at the same time, they will be strengthening the military."