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Undocumented UCLA students gather at church for graduation ceremony

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Undocumented UCLA students stand in line at a graduation ceremony for UCLA "Dreamers", or Dream Act students, at a church near the campus in Los Angeles on Friday. Undocumented youths who came to the United States as children reacted with joy to an Obama administration rule change on Friday that could spare them deportation, although opponents slammed it as amnesty.

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Wendy Ito, an undocumented UCLA student, prepares for a graduation ceremony for "Dreamers" or Dream Act students at a church near the campus in Los Angeles.

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Undocumented UCLA students attend a graduation ceremony for "Dreamers" or Dream Act students at a church near the campus in Los Angeles.

Miranda Leitsinger reports that some illegal immigrants reacted with joy, and others with skepticism, to the Obama administration's announcement that it would no longer seek the deportation of most undocumented youth:

The announcement represented a major policy shift, and its political implications will be significant.

Cesar Vargas, who started DRM Capitol Group, LLC, to advocate for people in his position -- he illegally entered the country from Mexico when he was 5 years old -- welcomed Obama’s announcement: “We’re speechless.”

“A lot of the work that dreamers have been doing … it’s showing fruit, so we’re a little bit shocked, a little surprised and definitely excited,” said Vargas, 28.

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