A worker with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights shouts instructions to a long line of young immigrants standing outside Chicago's Navy Pier on Wednesday, Aug. 15,

 

              A worker with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights shouts instructions to a long line of young immigrants standing outside Chicago
A worker with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights shouts instructions to a long line of young immigrants standing outside Chicago's Navy Pier on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, waiting for guidance with a new federal program that would help them avoid deportation. Hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants scrambled to get papers in order, as the U.S. started accepting applications to allow them to avoid deportation and get a work permit, but not a path to citizenship. President Barack Obama announced the program in June after pressure from Hispanic voters and others who said he hasn't fulfilled a campaign promise to overhaul tangled U.S. immigration laws. (AP Photo/Sitthixay Ditthavong)