100,000 + Dreamers Approved For Deferred Action

More than 100,000 dreamers gained approvals in the  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program.  The U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services data extends to December 13th, so there may even be more. 157, 151 applications are still under review.  Out of the 355,889 who applied, only 12,014 were rejected and that amounts to just a little over 3%. We’re not odds makers, but it seems like the chances are in your favor.

Most of the applications were made by young people who came to the U.S. from Mexico and most applications were made in California – 98,531 and Texas- 57,42.  But it continues to surprise us that only 21,635  applied from New York, and 11,779 from New Jersey.   Why are the numbers so small?

This is a great program for young people who entered the U.S. before they were 16-years-old.  This means, if approved, they can work legally in the U.S., get a social security number, get a driver’s license and live openly

Let us know about your experience.


If you haven’t applied yet, check out our video, How to Apply for Deferred Action, it walks you right through the process.  And you won’t have to pay a lawyer.


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Barbara Nevins Taylor

As the winner of 22 Emmy Awards and a slew of journalism honors and awards, I created ConsumerMojo.com to give you the straight story about complicated stuff. Tell us what you want to know and we'll get you the answers.

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