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** Young immigrants, along with members of local immigrant organizations, line up Aug. 15, 2012, in Phoenix for guidance for a new federal program called Deferred Action that would help them avoid deportation. The nationwide program will allow young immigrants to get work permits but not a path to citizenship. (Associated Press)

**FILE** Young immigrants, along with members of local immigrant organizations, line up Aug. 15, 2012, in Phoenix for guidance for a new federal program called Deferred Action that would help them avoid deportation. The nationwide program will allow young immigrants to get work permits but not a path to citizenship. (Associated Press)

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