Forsyth said thousands of Peruvians who lack of opportunities due to their legal status will benefit from the new policy.
"This will benefit thousands of compatriots who came to this country with their parents and were hindered by their illegal status and lack of opportunities, since they didn't have legal status that allows them to feel part of a community," Forsyth said.
Giuseppe Del Vecchio, a 20-year-old Peruvian student who arrived in the United States with his mother illegally, also commented on the Obama administration's immigration policy change.
"I still cannot believe it (...) this decision will allow me to have a legal status and apply for scholarships and work legally during my free time," he said.
In an election-year policy change, the Obama administration said Friday it will stop deporting young illegal immigrants who entered the United States as children if they meet certain requirements, CNN reported.
Under the new policy, people younger than 30 who came to the United States before the age of 16, pose no criminal or security threat, and were successful students or served in the military can get a two-year deferral from deportation, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said.
It also will allow those meeting the requirements to apply for work permits, Napolitano said, adding that participants must be in the United States now and be able to prove they have been living in the country continuously for at least five years.