Union Voter Registration, Deferred Action Response Possible Boosts for Democrats

By: Friday October 5, 2012 6:00 am

Unions have changed their strategy from a television-based model to more of an organizing model. They put a lot of money into elements like canvassing and membership in their Working America grassroots organization. That may have paid off, with the announcement of 450,000 new registered union household voters.


Romney: I Won’t Cancel Deferred Action Status for DREAM-Eligible Immigrants

By: Tuesday October 2, 2012 9:45 am

In a move that could increase participation in the Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Mitt Romney said in an interview with the Denver Post that he would not deport those young immigrants approved for the program.

So Far, Obama Administration’s Deferred Action Program Approves Just 29 Applicants

By: Friday September 28, 2012 5:36 pm

The Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has been operative since August 15. The conflicting but mostly positive reports show tens of thousands of applicants for the two-year reprieve for undocumented immigrants who meet the requirements of having come to this country as children, and completed some level of college or served in the military.

However, only 29 applicants have actually received the two-year deferred action status so far.

DREAMer Deferred Action Suffering From Low Application Submissions

By: Monday September 10, 2012 1:40 pm

The first day of the Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program saw thousands of DREAM-eligible youth line up for the chance to apply for two years of temporary legal status. This policy shift was touted heavily at the Democratic National Convention. After the initial flush, however, applications have slowed amidst a variety of issues.

DREAM-Eligible Youth Line Up by the Thousands to Apply for Deferred Action Status

By: Thursday August 16, 2012 7:50 am

It’s only the first day, and we’ll have to wait for the numbers over a longer time horizon; but if these lines and these stories are any indication, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program inaugurated yesterday was a wild success.

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