For young immigrants, a delayed coming of age

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By CHRISTINE ARMARIO, Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — One year after President Barack Obama announced a policy change allowing young people living in the U.S. illegally to stay and work, many of their lives have changed in big ways.

So far, nearly 300,000 young adults have benefited from Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. For many, the last year has been a sort of delayed coming of age: Leaning how to drive, getting a license and landing a first job that's not off the books.

Jorge Tume used to help his parents clean the desks and floors of a concrete company in Miami when he was finished doing his homework.

Now he works in the same building, but not as a cleaner. He's sitting behind a computer doing office work.

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