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Meet an Idaho lawyer helping Dreamers keep their dream alive -- on a tight deadline

By Bill Manny, Idaho Statesman

Congress and the president apparently agree that they will do something at some point to help the children of immigrants who are residing here under the temporary grace of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

But while Congress and the president are thinking and talking, Scott Peterson is actually doing something for the young immigrants known as Dreamers.

The Boise lawyer is waiving his fees and helping raise awareness about this week’s DACA deadline. The deadline is crucial: Current DACA recipients have until Thursday, Oct. 5, to get their applications to the government if they want a two-year renewal. It’s the last and only chance DACA recipients will have unless and until Congress and the president act.

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Scott Peterson is a 2016 graduate of Concordia University School of Law.