ALBANY, GA (WALB) - As the debate over President Obama's immigration plan rages around the country, an immigrant in south Georgia offers an interesting perspective.
The President signed executive orders Friday that could prevent deportation of more than 5 million immigrants who came to the country illegally.
Those under the new protection must have been in the U.S. more than 5 years, have children who are here legally, and have no criminal record.
Ana Moored owns Los Pinos, a restaurant and store on East Broad Avenue in Albany.
A small group gathered at her store Thursday night to watch the President's speech.
She said the plan will not only be good for Hispanics, but for the whole county.
"This is going to be a good opportunity for them to be together and work hard. Our community is a hard working people, so it will be a benefit for all of them," Moored said. "We are all excited and thankful and finally President Obama did what he said he was going to do in the beginning."
Republicans are slamming the President's move, accusing him of lawlessly abusing power.