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** Illegal immigrant Viridiana Martinez (right) is comforted April 5, 2011, by activist Mohammad Abdollahi as Maj. K.E. Williams (left) of the Atlanta Police Department warns her of arrest unless she moves during a protest for rights for higher education for illegal immigrants in Atlanta. (Associated Press)

**FILE** Illegal immigrant Viridiana Martinez (right) is comforted April 5, 2011, by activist Mohammad Abdollahi as Maj. K.E. Williams (left) of the Atlanta Police Department warns her of arrest unless she moves during a protest for rights for higher education for illegal immigrants in Atlanta. (Associated Press)

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