Obama re-election to bolster push for Dream Act

The election has strengthened President Obama's hand on immigration, and Dream Act organizers said it likely means hundreds of thousands of new applications.

**FILE** A line of legal immigrants wait outside the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles on Aug. 15, 2012. Hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants scrambled to get papers in order, as the U.S. started accepting applications to allow them to avoid deportation and get a work permit, but not a path to citizenship. President Obama announced the program in June after pressure from Hispanic voters and others who said he hasn't fulfilled a campaign promise to overhaul tangled U.S. (Associated Press)

**FILE** A line of legal immigrants wait outside the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles on Aug. 15, 2012. Hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants scrambled to get papers in order, as the U.S. started accepting applications to allow them to avoid deportation and get a work permit, but not a path to citizenship. President Obama announced the program in June after pressure from Hispanic voters and others who said he hasn't fulfilled a campaign promise to overhaul tangled U.S. (Associated Press)

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