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** Cynthia Diaz, 17, quietly holds up a sign Sept. 19, 2012, dedicated to her mother as she joins dozens who rally in front of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building, a day after a portion of Arizona's immigration law took effect in Phoenix. Her mother was deported the previous year. Civil rights activists contend the state's law will lead to systematic racial profiling, as the protesters chanted "No papers, no fear." (Associated Press)

**FILE** Cynthia Diaz, 17, quietly holds up a sign Sept. 19, 2012, dedicated to her mother as she joins dozens who rally in front of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building, a day after a portion of Arizona's immigration law took effect in Phoenix. Her mother was deported the previous year. Civil rights activists contend the state's law will lead to systematic racial profiling, as the protesters chanted "No papers, no fear." (Associated Press)

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