Take Two for January 3, 2013

Obama's new immigration policy to ease family separation time

President Barack Obama

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U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement in the White House Briefing Room following passage by the House of tax legislation on January 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The House and Senate have now both passed the legislation, averting the so-called fiscal cliff.

The Obama administration made a big change to its immigration policy yesterday. A new rule issued by the Department of Homeland Security aims to reduce the time immigrants are separated from their American families while applying for residency.

It could affect 1 million of the estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. illegally. 

Alvaro Huerta, an attorney with the National Immigration Law Center in L.A. joins the show to fill us in on the new policy.

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