More Than 400,000 DREAMers Get Reprieve from Deferred Action

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When the Obama administration announced its Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program last year, thousands of DREAMers flocked to file applications.

DACA allows undocumented youngsters to remain in the U.S., free from worries of being deported (for now), and makes them eligible for work.

According to The Huffington Post, Brookings released a report on Wednesday with the latest information available about DREAMers who applied for the DACA program beginning on August 15, 2012.

There were over 557,412 applications submitted between August 15, 2012 and June 30, 2013. Of these 557,412 applicants; 537,662 were accepted for review. As of the end of June 2013, over 400,000 DREAMers' applications have been approved under DACA.

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