THE BEST OF TIMES
Undocumented UCLA students at a graduation ceremony for UCLA ‘Dreamers,’ or Dream Act students, in Los Angeles, June 15, the day the Obama administration decided to
allow deferred action that could spare them deportation
Hope of a
historic decision to introduce a
deferred action for DREAMers
(those who come under the
Development, Relief, and
Education for Alien Minors Act)
or undocumented aliens, starting
August 15 gave relief to many
; It gave hope to approximately 1.4 million DREAMers, of which 112,000 are
Asian American and Pacific Islanders.
; DREAMers got the right to apply to the
United States Citizenship and
Immigration Services for relief from
deportation or from entering into deportation proceedings.
; The deferred action qualified them to
work legally for the next two years.
People attend an orientation class on filing up their
application for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program at
the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, August
15, the day it came into action