PHOENIX - Arizona's DREAM Act Coalition gathered to celebrate the new executive order that was announced by President Obama on Friday.
The order is considered a small win for undocumented immigrants that came into the country when they were children.
Many say the reform now helps them stop living in fear.
"I worry every time that one day I might not come home," said Maria Gonzalez, an undocumented worker.
President Obama is stopping the deportation of undocumented immigrants under the age of 30.
It's a move that will impact more than 50,000 undocumented immigrants in Arizona and for many, saving them from leaving the only home they've ever known.
"I'm American without papers. I'm living the dream. I'm part of the movement and that's empowering," said Bibiana Vazquez, an undocumented immigrant.
After feeling the disappointment when the Dream Act couldn't get enough votes many say reform is a relief.
"It's a beginning, we have a long way to go," said Daniela Cruz, who is an undocumented immigrant.
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