Even for DREAMers, legalization takes more than the strike of a pen

A BROOKINGS Metropolitan Policy Program study published Wednesday shows that a federal programme started by the Obama administration one year ago has helped more than 400,000 young immigrants who came to the US undocumented as children.

Under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), these individuals – known as DREAMers, in reference to the legislative piece that failed to pass Congress for over a decade – are given temporary suspension of deportation and allowed to work in this country.

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