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 legal immigrant reads a guide of the conditions needed to apply for the so-called 'DREAMers' Obama program, formally known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights offices 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. (Associated Press)

**FILE** A legal immigrant reads a guide of the conditions needed to apply for the so-called 'DREAMers' Obama program, formally known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights offices 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. (Associated Press)

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