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US immigration debate: Will undocumented people come forward?

US President Barack Obama has promised sweeping reform for undocumented immigrants. But to benefit from the new plan, those living in the country illegally will have to come out of the shadows.

Still, many fear possible repercussions, especially since the changes Obama proposed are not supported by Congress.

Will enough people identify themselves as undocumented immigrants? Aleem Maqbool travelled to El Paso, Texas, to talk to Mexican citizens who have been living in the US without the proper paperwork.

Produced by Lindle Markwell. Filmed by Franz Strasser and edited by John Landy.

  • 30 Jan 2015
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