Think back to August: the weather was hot, the presidential race was in full swing and the Obama Administration rolled out something called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
The program offers temporary legal status to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country before their 16th birthday. On August 15, the day it became available, people came out in droves, some even camping over night to sign up.
Applications for the program peaked in September, but have since slowed and no one knows exactly why.
Here to offer some theories is KPCC's Multi-American immigration reporter and blogger Leslie Berestein Rojas.