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Obama's immigration plan could hit legal fight in 2015




Marita Beteta of San Fernando is the mother of two DACA recipients. Beteta attended a press conference at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles on Monday morning, Nov. 17, 2014. The conference addressed President Barack Obama's expected executive order on immigration this week.
Marita Beteta of San Fernando is the mother of two DACA recipients. Beteta attended a press conference at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles on Monday morning, Nov. 17, 2014. The conference addressed President Barack Obama's expected executive order on immigration this week.
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President Obama's executive order is set to move forward in the coming months and could potentially affect 4 to 5 million undocumented people in the US.

The largest number are right here in California.

But at the federal level, challenges are already brewing and Republican leadership in Congress has pledged to fight the president's plan.

For more, we're joined by Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, a legal advocacy group in Washington D.C., Los Angeles and Oakland.