This article from Bloomberg Businessweek highlights a typical DREAMer, Carolina Canizales. I thought the article put it well when the DREAMer described herself as living in “limbo.” The new policy announced by President Barack Obama will allow her to get a job and pay for graduate school to continue her career.
A frequent objection I hear as an immigration attorney when I discuss the new policy with people is that our job market cannot accept this flood of new job candidates. However, the article notes that economists have found that the new policy will only have a marginal effect on the American workforce.
Obama Policy on Young Immigrants Creates 800,000 Dreams – Businessweek.