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Over a quarter-million people — 268,361 to be exact — were approved in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program as of the end of March. These are the latest numbers available, according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  Another 116,000 are under review. But it seems really strange that in total only only a little more than 488,000 have applied when an estimated 1.7 million are eligible.

And the number of applications appears to be going down. Fewer than 30,000 applied in March. In her recent post for, Charina Nadura examined 4 Reasons Why Dreamers Don’t Apply for Deferred Action.

But it’s still odd that more people aren’t coming forward now. If you are eligible, we encourage you to apply. Our video How to Apply for Deferred Action explains what you need to do.

NYDREAMer Loan Fund

Now there is a no interest loan available to help pay the application fee. Watch the video No Interest Loan for Deferred Action and get the details


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Barbara Nevins Taylor

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