November 21st, 2014
09:30 AM ET

Obama's DREAMer: 'Complete Relief' by Executive Action

The DREAMer President Barack Obama highlighted in his national address on immigration Thursday night said she felt "complete relief" when Obama laid out his plan to shield up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation and said she was surprised to hear him tell her story.

"It was completely unexpected. I didn't know that it was coming," Astrid Silva, an undocumented immigrant who came to the U.S. with her parents when she was four, said in an interview with CNN Friday.

Obama said Thursday that he will use his executive authority to focus immigration officials on "felons, not families. Criminals, not children."

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