The number of DREAMers is far greater than commonly known: 3.6 million, analysis of immigration figures shows. The huge number of DREAMers - undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. As children - is often overlooked. Why? Public attention has been focused on 800,000 mostly young DREAMers accepted into DACA, the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. A number so large raises the stakes for legislators in the dispute over whether to deport DREAMers, allow them to stay under prescribed conditions or provide them with a path to citizenship. Ref. USAToday.