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A portrait of Liliana Rios Melchor, 18, a student and “Dreamer” at Long Beach State is photographed on the final day of her Chicano and Latino Studies class. The students were challenged to re-write the lyrics to Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is your Land” from a Latino perspective. California is home to the largest population of Dreamers, young adults who entered the U.S. illegally as children, and many attend Long Beach State, one of 12 campuses nationwide and the only four-year California school that will be part of a new scholarship program for this group.

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