This gives new hope for young people who were waiting for the Dream Act to pass. Although this new policy is not the Dream Act, it does give hope and an opportunity for students and graduates to obtain legal status.
I'll be posting on more news about the "Deferred Action" or student immigration policy as it becomes available.
For now, we have the basic elements of the new policy posted. Just click on the button at the end of this post.
People should not apply for the new immigration status for "Dreamers" at this time. However, the new Obama immigration policy should be implemented by August 15, 2012. So, mark your calendars!