Comment: Obama's Deferred Action Promise Graph - ILW.COM is pleased to announce Obama's Deferred Action Promise Graph. President Obama has gotten significant political mileage out of his announcement about deferred action for DREAMers. He has put his opponent, Mr. Romney, and indeed the entire Republican party, on the defensive on the issue of immigration with this brilliant political maneuver. As we have pointed out before, resources, details, and a timeline on the actual delivery of these benefits promised in his announcement have been sorely lacking.

The purpose of ILW.COM's Obama's Deferred Action Promise Graph is to hold President Obama accountable for his promise. Let us briefly describe the graph. The x-axis displays a timeline with four major dates highlighted: June 15th, 2012; August 15th, 2012; November 6th, 2012; and January 20th, 2013. The first is the date of President Obama's announcement on Deferred Action. The second, the date applications for deferred action are expected to become available to eligible undocumented immigrants. The third, the date of the Presidential Election. Lastly, the fourth, the beginning of Mr. Obama's second term or Mr. Romney's first term. The y-axis displays the number of DREAMers. DHS estimates that there are 1.4 million DREAMers who may be deferred action eligible, displayed on the graph by the blue data line. The total benefits delivered and the projection of benefits to be delivered is displayed on the graph by the red data line. The gap between President Obama's promise and his delivery is the space in the graph between the blue and the red data lines.

While the significance of all these dates is high, the most significant date is January 20th, 2013. The Obama administration will be able to process only a certain number of applications out of the 1.4 million eligible. On that date, The Romney administration, if it enters the White House very well might reverse the policy of the current administration. While it will be difficult for the new administration to reverse the decision on those applications already processed before the new term, those applications not yet processed will fall under the procedural discretion of the new administration.

The purpose of our Obama's Deferred Action Promise Graph is to hold this administration's feet to the fire during this crucial election season so that it actually delivers on its promise to DREAMers. We will do this by reporting daily on the number of applications processed under the Obama Deferred Action policy and using the data to project the number of applications that are likely to be processed by the time a new administration takes over.

By using this graph as a visual tool, we are drawing attention to the gap, if any, between Obama's promise and his delivery. If the USCIS processes these applications fast, then Mr. Obama will deserve full political credit and we will heartily commend him for following through on his promise. We have placed Obama's Deferred Action Promise Graph on our Discussion Board. Please express your thoughts by writing on the Discussion Board and by writing to

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