11/20/2014 09:10 pm ET Updated Nov 20, 2014

Here's How Potential 2016 Candidates Are Reacting To Obama's Immigration Action

On Thursday, President Barack Obama announced plans to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation.

In an address from the White House's East Room, Obama outlined his plan to provide deportation relief to approximately 4.4 million individuals, protecting parents as well as those who came to the United States as children.

"The actions I’m taking are not only lawful, they’re the kinds of actions taken by every single Republican President and every single Democratic President for the past half century," Obama said. "And to those members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better, or question the wisdom of me acting where Congress has failed, I have one answer: Pass a bill."

Read more on Obama's immigration plan from The Huffington Post's Elise Foley.

Naturally, reactions from both sides of the aisle poured in as Obama gave his remarks -- including from a number of politicians who are believed to be eyeing the presidency in 2016.

Here's how the potential presidential candidates are responding to the president's remarks:

Possible 2016 Candidates React To Obama On Immigration