LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 15: Hundreds of people line up around the block from the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles offices to apply for deportation reprieve on August 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Under a new program established by the Obama administration undocumented youth who qualify for the program, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, can file applications from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website to avoid deportation and obtain the rig
By AMY TAXIN / Associated Press
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Thousands of young illegal immigrants lined up around the country for their first chance to work legally in America without fear of being deported.
A new federal program that went into effect Wednesday could affect more than 1 million illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.
A crowd of over 13,000 lined up in Chicago. Hundreds waited outside nonprofit offices in Los Angeles for help opening the door to the staples of success in the U.S. -- a work permit, and later a Social Security number and driver's license.
High school student Nathaly Uribe moved from Chile when she was a toddler. The 17-year-old from Glen Burnie, Md., hopes the program will make it easier to get a decent job and help pay for college.