Twitter was not immune to the news that President Obama would issue an order to stop deporting young undocumented immigrants and to create a path for them to receive work permits. Here's what some users had to say.

"Let's be clear: this is not amnesty, this is not immunity, this is not a path to citizenship. This is stopgap measure." #DREAMAct

— americasvoice (@americasvoice) June 15, 2012

Big lesson of Obama era: activism WORKS! 350.org, LGBT, #OWS, #DreamAct activists all changed the game. When we fight, we win!

— Van Jones (@VanJones68) June 15, 2012

BHO "I am unilaterally imposing the #DREAMAct"; Mitt: "As BHO is granting amnesty to get votes, he just took 800K more jobs from Americans."

— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) June 15, 2012

Talked to some Dreamers, they're cautiously optimistic about Obama's anouncement, but overall happy with the news. #GoDreamers

— Enrique Acevedo (@Enrique_Acevedo) June 15, 2012

Those who pigeon hole DREAM as a "Latino issue" ignore the fact that a majority of Americans support an earned path to citizenship

— Alicia Menendez (@AliciaMenendez) June 15, 2012

"Deferred action" has been part of US immigration policy for decades, and used by presidents of both parties.

— Elizabeth Llorente (@Liz_Llorente) June 15, 2012

'It's not about immigrant justice, it's about social justice'-Juan. DREAMers granted relief! #dreamers #gcir2012 #ri4a twitter.com/hyphenmagazine"¦

— Hyphen magazine (@hyphenmagazine) June 15, 2012

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