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Immigration plan draws cheers, criticism across US
Thousands of immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials cheered across the country as President Barack Obama announced on television his plan for relief from deportations for about 5 million people.
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Rosa Lozano, from Washington, left, translates the speech into Spanish as others listen to President Obama's speech on tablets, during a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. President Barack Obama announced executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Maria Estrada, right, sits with her daughter, Janessa, 4, and husband, Servando Rivas, as they watch a broadcast of President Barack Obama at a community center on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. President Obama announced executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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From left, Antonia Pena, Esperanza Nope, Antonia Surco and Dolores Fontalvo react after President Barack Obama's speech addressing immigration at Casa de Maryland in Hyattsville, Md., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Obama announced that millions of illegal immigrants will gain protections from deportation under a plan that would bypass Congress. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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People watch President Barack Obama's televised immigration speech at Casa de Maryland in Hyattsville, Md., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Obama announced that millions of illegal immigrants will gain protections from deportation under a plan that would bypass Congress. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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Rosa Lozano, from Washington, left, translates the speech into Spanish as Lita Trejo, from El Salvador, and Texas Democratic State Rep. Ramon Romero, listen to President Obama's speech on a tablet, during a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. President Barack Obama announced executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Varinia Sandino holds her son Zachary as she watches President Barack Obama's televised immigration speech at Casa de Maryland in Hyattsville, Md., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. President Barack Obamas sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system could shield nearly 5 million people here illegally from deportation, without going through Congress. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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Oregonians watch President Obama's announcement about immigration relief at the Center for Intercultural Organizing in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Tens of thousands of immigrants who lack legal status and live in Oregon will be eligible for protection from deportation and a federal permit to work legally under a plan announced by President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)

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From left, Rosa Sari, Erika Tacuri and Rose Tacuri take part in a prayer lead by Rev. Howard Dotson after President Obama's speech on immigration reform, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 at Mercado Central in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Aaron Lavinsky) ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT, MINNEAPOLIS-AREA TV OUT, MAGS OUT

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Serafin Bahena celebrates with others following President Barack Obama's nationally televised address at Centro Civico Mexicano, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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Laura Moreno, of Nampa, hugs her good friend Krista Busmante after watching President Obama's speech on immigration reform Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 at the Hispanic Cultural Center in Nampa, Idaho. "It's really big because families won't get separated," said Moreno. Moreno was nine years old when she came into this country illegally with her mother. The executive order issued by President Obama will keep families who have been in the country illegally for at least 5 years safe from deportation. (AP Photo/The Press-Tribune, Adam Eschbach)

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Rosa Lozano, from Washington, left, translates the speech into Spanish as others listen to President Obama's speech on tablets, during a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. President Barack Obama announced executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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People watch President Barack Obama's televised immigration speech at Casa de Maryland in Hyattsville, Md., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Obama announced that millions of illegal immigrants will gain protections from deportation under a plan that would bypass Congress. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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Rally participants wave American flags and signs as they gather in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, before President Barack Obama announces far-reaching orders on immigration that will allow nearly 5 million people now in the U.S. illegally to "come out of the shadows and get right with the law," during a nationally televised address. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Alicia Silva applauds during President Barack Obama's televised immigration speech at Casa de Maryland in Hyattsville, Md., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. President Barack Obamas sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system could shield nearly 5 million people here illegally from deportation, without going through Congress. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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People cheer following President Barack Obama's nationally televised address at Centro Civico Mexicano, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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Esperanza Nope reacts as she listens to President Barack Obama's immigration speech at Casa de Maryland in Hyattsville, Md., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Obama announced that millions of illegal immigrants will gain protections from deportation under a plan that would bypass Congress. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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Rosa Lozano, from Washington, left, translates the speech into Spanish as Lita Trejo, from El Salvador, and Texas Democratic State Rep. Ramon Romero, listen to President Obama's speech on a tablet, during a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. President Barack Obama announced executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Ana Patino, left, of Phoenix, cries as she holds her daughter, Natalie Cruz, 5, as her mother, Delia Patino, right, of Phoenix, reacts during a watch party for President Obama's speech on immigration at the Puente offices in Phoenix on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/The Republic, David Wallace)

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Maria Gomez, center left, of Glendale, hugs her daughter, Noemi Romero, 22, right of Glendale during a watch party for President Obama's speech on immigration at the Puente offices in Phoenix on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/The Republic, David Wallace)

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Rafael Similia, 5, waves an American flag during President Barack Obama's speech addressing immigration at Casa de Maryland in Hyattsville, Md., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Obama announced that millions of illegal immigrants will gain protections from deportation under a plan that would bypass Congress. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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Oscar Alfaro embraces his wife Enriquta Juarez and his daughter Gelin Alfaro after President Barack Obama's televised immigration speech at Casa de Maryland in Hyattsville, Md., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Obama announced that millions of illegal immigrants will gain protections from deportation under a plan that would bypass Congress. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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Immigrants rights supporters Abel Rodriguez, left, holds his daughter Idabel Rodriguez, 6, sits with his wife Idalia Encinas, second from right, as she holds daughter Josselyn Rodriguez, 4, right, as they gather at the Arizona Capitol to listen to President Barack Obama announce a new program to protect immigrants who reside in the country illegally, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Phoenix. Abel Rodiguez and his wife Idalia Encinas are not living in the country legally but both daughters were born in the U.S. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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From left, Viridiana Carrizales of San Antonio, Texas, Jose Patino, of Phoenix, and his girlfriend Reyna Montoya of Mesa, react during a watch party for President Obama's speech on immigration at the Puente offices in Phoenix on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/The Republic, David Wallace)

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Andrea Miller, director of the Oregon immigrant-rights group Causa, talks about the speech given by President Barack Obama outlining plans for relief from deportation for up to 5 million immigrants, in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Tens of thousands of immigrants who lack legal status and live in Oregon will be eligible for protection from deportation and a federal permit to work legally under a plan announced by President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)

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Oregonians watch President Obama's announcement about immigration relief at the Center for Intercultural Organizing in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Tens of thousands of immigrants who lack legal status and live in Oregon will be eligible for protection from deportation and a federal permit to work legally under a plan announced by President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)

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Oregonians watch President Obama's announcement about immigration relief at the Center for Intercultural Organizing in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Tens of thousands of immigrants who lack legal status and live in Oregon will be eligible for protection from deportation and a federal permit to work legally under a plan announced by President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)

Immigration plan draws cheers, criticism across US

Thousands of immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials cheered across the country as President Barack Obama announced on television his plan for relief from deportations for about 5 million people.

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