It is important to note that the Department of Homeland Security has taken the position that persons convicted of a single DUI are not eligible for the DREAM Deferred Action status. Aside from the obvious consequence (if you have a single DUI conviction you should not apply), there are secondary consequences as well. For example, if an individual were to acquire Deferred Action and is subsequently charged with DUI, a guilty plea or conviction will likely mean that the extension application will be denied. Advocates are trying to get DHS to soften the stance that a single DUI is a “significant misdemeanor,” but given the political nature of the program I think that is unlikely. Please do not drink and drive!