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ATLANTA - President Barack Obama's announcement immediately lifting the threat of deportation for some illegal immigrants affects an estimated 800,000 young people across the country, including a Gwinnett County teen scheduled for deportation in a matter of weeks.
Now, the fight against her deportation has a renewed sense of hope.
"I have no idea, I'm so nervous. I'm hoping everything comes well and they actually let me stay," Villafan told Channel 2's Kerry Kavanaugh.
Thursday, Villafan and her attorney said her case was a long shot.
"I came here when I was four. I had no decision of it. So I have nothing else," Villafan said.
When police arrested Villafan in April after she was involved in a fender-bender, the deportation process began immediately.
President Obama's surprise announcement could change everything.
"Actually getting into the Navy, which I really wanted to do, actually studying going into college. It will be great," Villafan said.
Villafan said if she doesn't win her battle, she will continue fighting for the thousands just like her.
"I have friends that go through it. Even though they don't have the voice to stand up for it, I'm actually standing up for them," Villafan said.
As of now, Villafan is set to be deported