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DREAM Act Protesters Close Obama Campaign Office

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The president's speech in Colorado Springs took place on May 23, 2012. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

The president’s speech in Colorado Springs took place on May 23, 2012. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado campaign office for President Barack Obama is closed to the public after two activists went on a hunger strike inside.

The activists camped out at the Denver office Thursday are part of a five-person group of illegal immigrant students walking across the country to demand the president sign an executive order enacting the DREAM Act.

They said they began the strike Tuesday evening. Campaign staffers are using a back door in an alley to get into the office.

The DREAM Act would allow the children of illegal immigrants to enroll in college or the military and eventually establish citizenship or permanent residency in the U.S.

The Obama campaign says it supports the cause but that the only permanent solution is to have Congress pass the DREAM Act.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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