Undocumented students in North Carolina will publicly declare their immigration status during a rally Tuesday to protest laws making it harder for them to get an education.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported that the rally will be held at Central Piedmont Community College.

Rally organizer Domenic Powell says high school- and college-age youths will risk deportation in what he referred to as a "coming out" rally, culminating with a march at the college.

The students call themselves "dreamers" after legislation in Congress known as the DREAM Act, which would give a pathway to legal status to young, educated undocumented immigrants without criminal records.

Based on reporting by The Associated Press.

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