Janet Napolitano

'This is the moment': 'Dreamers' fight for immigration deal

'This is the moment': 'Dreamers' fight for immigration deal

Through three presidents over a decade, young undocumented immigrants known as "dreamers" have emerged as a potent political force and the sympathetic public face of the immigration debate.

Since 2012, roughly 800,000 have secured permits from the government allowing them to work without fear of deportation under an Obama-era program. Eighty-six percent of the public favors allowing them to permanently remain in the country. Cultural icons from former President Barack Obama to Kim Kardashian West have sent messages of support.

"I stand with the Dreamers," Kardashian West wrote on Twitter in September.

Even as the dreamers, brought to the country...

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