A woman told CNN in a segment that aired shortly before President Obama’s immigration speech that his plan, which will grant amnesty to up to five million illegal immigrants, inspired her to come to the U.S. illegally.
“Did the possibility of immigration reform inspire you to come now?” CNN’s Alina Machado asked the woman, who waiting at a bus station near Mission, Texas with her children.
“Yes, that’s right. That inspired us,” the woman said through a translator.
Obama announced Thursday that parents of U.S. citizens and lawful residents who has lived in the U.S. for more than five years will be allowed temporary amnesty. Those brought to the U.S. by their parents as children will also be given extended protection from deportation.