Roberto G. Gonzales, a doctoral candidate in the UC Irvine Department of Sociology, has published a study in support of the recently defeated Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) act in the latest Immigrant Policy Center publication. Gonzales’ study cited the potential benefits of the act for 360,000 high school graduates. The bill, which would have created a path to citizenship for children of illegal immigrants if they attended college or enlisted in the military, failed to pass a procedural vote in the U.S. Senate Wednesday, Oct. 24. Gonzales joined UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau and Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill) in a national news conference Tuesday to support the act.