When politicians embrace undocumented immigrants in the reform debate, they're almost always the Dreamers the kids brought by their parents to the United States who are sympathetic, blameless and ambitious.
Like Angie Rodríguez, president of the Salt Lake Dream Team. She regularly attends a nightly immigration vigil in front of Salt Lake City's federal building and closely watches Washington. She just graduated from the University of Utah with a psychology degree and a minor in Japanese, hoping someday to teach English in Japan. She's also long dreamed of joining the military, perhaps to aid victims of natural disasters. Despite being commanding officer of her high school marksmanship team with a full-ride ROTC scholarship Rodríguez was turned away by the Marines for lack of a green card or Social Security card.
If the reform bill passes, she could eventually wear the uniform, though graduate school is another draw. Either way, Rodríguez feels fortunate and compelled to get undocumented immigrants engaged.