Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rafael Roncagliolo , congratulated the U.S. president, Barack Obama , the decision to suspend the deportation of aliens under 30 years because it is "a success" for the rights of migrants.
Roncagliolo said it was "excellent news" and a "historic decision" because it primarily benefits the Hispanic population.
"In practice will suspend for two years from deportation proceedings of undocumented children who were brought by his parents to America," he said.
Peru has about one million citizens who live in the U.S., half of whom are undocumented, and this measure would benefit about 20,000 young people, said a statement from the Peruvian representatives to the Andean Parliament.
"We do not think it is an isolated measure of President Obama in the face of upcoming elections," said a statement from the Andean Parliament.
"We hope, rather, that this same type of measure is enacted for other irregular migrants who have settled in the United States, who pay their taxes on time, are exemplary workers and have established themselves in this society for several years positively, "the statement concluded