The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin giving work permits to younger illegal immigrantst, who qualify for the DREAM Act.
To be eligible immigrants must have arrived in the U.S. before age 16 and are younger than age 30.
They also must have also been in the U.S. for at least five continuous years, have no criminal history, and graduated from a U.S. high school, earned a G.E.D. or served in the U.S. military.
The administration's decision is estimated to affect as many as 800,000 immigrants.