By Sandra Torres NBCChicago.com NBCChicago.com updated 1 hour 10 minutes ago 2011-05-04T14:46:11 Hundreds of students and activists from the Chicago area head to Springfield Wednesday to rally support for two immigration bills. The Senate could vote Wednesday on the Illinois Dream Act, which unanimously passed the Senate Executive Committee on Tuesday. "It's a great step forward," said Joshua Hoyt to NBC Chicago's sister station, Telemundo Chicago. Hoyt is the executive director of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee rights. The Illinois Dream Act, sponsored by state Senate President John Cullerton, would make scholarships available to undocumented students through an Illinois Dream Fund that is privately funded. It would also grant a driving certificate and encourage high school counselors and college admissions officers to be trained on educational opportunities for immigrant youths. Nearly 90,000 students in the state would benefit from the Dream Act, according to ICIRR. "If it passes, I think it's going to send a strong message to the rest of the nation that the undocumented youth, who work so hard in this country, deserve a path to legalization," Hoyt said. The House is expected to vote on another immigration bill called the Smart Enforcement Act later Wednesday. Read more: Senate to Vote on Illinois DREAM Act - Local News - Chicago, IL - msnbc.com Biased towards Latinos Really biased towards Latinos! These people are just waiting to see if ICE shows up to make arrests. They are laughing at the American people and American laws! Let's see. The average PK-12 grade education cost $185,000 a few years ago. 90,000 times 185,000 is $16,650,000,000 that the illegals have already stolen from Illinois/Federal/Local taxpayers by using the No Illegal Left Stupid act.(No Child Left Behind). Now they want a college degree. But Mexico always says, "They'll do jobs that Americans won't. A Latino with a college degree plus using minority status, leaves very few jobs for American college graduates to get. Say, aren't most Latinos dropping out in High School?