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Obama Enacts Dream Act Immigration Law

President Barack Obama announced his issuance of an Executive Order which will provide relief to potentially hundreds of thousands of young people who were brought to the United States illegally, and through no fault of their own. Under the new program to be administered through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“U.S.C.I.S”) qualifying individuals may apply for deferred deportation action for two years, subject to renewal. Many of its provisions mirror those in the proposed “Dream Act” which Senate Republicans blocked in 2010, but which remains a prominent item on the President’s agenda. President Obama explained that the new policy was intended...

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