They're already lining up in Houston, Texas outside the Mexican Consulate, where today young illegal immigrants across the country will begin their question for a temporary reprieve from deportation.
Starting today, people who arrived in the United States as children and without documentation can apply to work without fear of deportation, the director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said Tuesday.
The announcement comes two months after Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that people who arrived in the United States as children may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years subject to renewal, and would then be eligible for work authorization.
The program, dubbed Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was created in June under an executive order signed by President Barack Obama.
"Early Start" anchor Zoraida Sambolin looks at the new program this morning, and she talks with a student here in New York City about how the reprieve could change his life.