STOCKTON- President Obama's speech sounds promising to some immigrants and to many who have friends or family worried about being deported for the wrong reasons.
As Obama detailed his immigration reform order Thursday evening, staff and supporters of El Concilio, the Council for the Spanish Speaking in Stockton, listened closely.
Isabel Martinez, 31, works at El Concilio Preschool off Farmington Road, helping migrant families. Many of them are undocumented.
The president's executive order lifts the threat of deportation from millions of people living in the U.S. illegally. They'll be able to apply for temporary legal status and work permits.
"I'm happy to hear that and share good news to families I work with," Martinez said. "I don't want families to go through what I passed through."