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Obama's immigration plan has mixed response from undocumented immigrants




Nicole Paredes, 16, right, holds her hands in the air toward the Metropolitan Detention Center towards inmates looking through windows Thursday in downtown Los Angeles. Paredes was in the area for a rally and screening of President Obama addressing the nation with reformed immigration policy. 

President Obama addresses the nation with reforms in immigration policy in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday Nov. 20, 2014.
Nicole Paredes, 16, right, holds her hands in the air toward the Metropolitan Detention Center towards inmates looking through windows Thursday in downtown Los Angeles. Paredes was in the area for a rally and screening of President Obama addressing the nation with reformed immigration policy. President Obama addresses the nation with reforms in immigration policy in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday Nov. 20, 2014.
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We've heard the numbers: up to 5 million. That's how many people could gain temporary legal status under new policies from President Obama.

Take Two speaks with with two immigrants who have a lot at stake in this.

Betty Jaspeado is a mother of four who has lived in Los Angeles for more than two decades.

Seth Ronquillo is a recent graduate of UCLA. He's qualified for temporary relief under deferred action. But his family could still face deportation, and so could he, when his status changes next year.

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