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The President Has Spoken - Can DHS Make the Immigration DREAM Come True?

"The task now falls to the Homeland Security Department's immigration components, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), to review the anticipated flood of cases for deferred-action eligibility and issue work permits to a population...

Not Quite the DREAM Act for Military DREAMers

"Unauthorized immigrants are not currently allowed to enlist in the US Armed Forces voluntarily (although they may be drafted, if there is a military draft) . People with work permits or “deferred action” are likewise currently ineligible for voluntary enlistment. The announcement...

DREAM Plan Poses "Significant Implementation Challenges"

" The large number of people who could qualify for relief under the policy presents significant implementation challenges that need be addressed: Capacity: Case-by-case review and determinations are a labor-intensive process that will require considerable staff capacity, especially for USCIS...

A lawful step for the immigration system

" P resident Obama recently announced a policy to stop deportation of most undocumented immigrants who came here as children and to give them a quasi-status, called deferred action, that can let them work legally. Perhaps 800,000 Dreamers (as these young migrants are known, because they would be...

ILRC: Understanding the Criminal Bars to the Deferred Action Policy for DREAM Act‐Eligible Individuals

4-page Q&A by ILRC , June 2012.

Archetypal DREAMer Pins Hopes on Deferred Action Status

" Gutierrez is the archetype of a talented and driven young person. He graduated as the salutatorian of the High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology in 2009, and received a full academic scholarship to Georgetown University, an academically elite Jesuit university in Washington, D.C...