Obama re-election to bolster push for Dream Act

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**FILE** New U.S. citizen Johanna Cornielle Mesa of Lawrence, Mass., originally from the Dominican Republic, gets a kiss from her boyfriend, Luis, while their son Luis Jr. plays with a flag after a naturalization ceremony in Fitchburg, Mass., on Sept. 6, 2012. (Associated Press)

**FILE** New U.S. citizen Johanna Cornielle Mesa of Lawrence, Mass., originally from the Dominican Republic, gets a kiss from her boyfriend, Luis, while their son Luis Jr. plays with a flag after a naturalization ceremony in Fitchburg, Mass., on Sept. 6, 2012. (Associated Press)

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