SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — Undocumented immigrants in the San Francisco Bay Area will be watching closely as President Obama unveils his plan to let them stay.

10-year old Michael Mata was born in the U.S., but his mother Estella is from Mexico.  Despite living on and off in the U.S. for 25-years, she’s undocumented and has been deported three times.

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The last time Estella came back, the blazing hot sun in Arizona seared her skin, burning the pigment.

She’s hoping she’s included in the President’s plan.

“Yeah, I pray for that.”

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Phone lines were busy at immigration attorney offices.

“The phone’s ringing off the hook and it’s complete mass confusion,” immigration lawyer Frank Sprouls told KPIX 5.  “They’re asking, ‘do I apply?’ and most importantly, we don’t know what it is at all.  Quite a few people will be affected positively, but all they’re really going to get is a work permit and deferred deportation.”

If Estella isn’t included in the plan for amnesty, she plans to pray.

“Go to my church and say, ‘Oh my god, another big lie.’”

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