Deferred Action turns one

NBC Latino

Dreamers around the nation are celebrating the first anniversary of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Exactly one year ago today, President Obama announced that young undocumented immigrants were temporarily safe from deportation, offering them a chance to stay in the country and work.

Reform advocates from United We Dream, the largest youth-led immigrant group, commemorated the anniversary in Washington, D.C.

“Being able to get a driver’s license and a work permit allowed me to travel to Arizona this week and finally see and touch my mother after six long years.   I am proud of the progress our movement has made and the incredible victory of deferred action,” Florida Dreamer Evelyn Rivera says.

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