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Undocumented Immigrants, Some Freed from Detention, Seek Reformsi
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March 29, 2013
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is feeling the budget sting brought on by strict cuts - known as sequestration - which took effect March 1. One result: DHS released thousands of undocumented immigrants it could no longer afford to hold in detention. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, the issue of immigration reform now intersects with deficit reduction, two hot topics on lawmakers' agendas, and provides hope to thousands of immigrants facing deportation in the coming months.

Undocumented Immigrants, Some Freed from Detention, Seek Reforms

Published March 29, 2013

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is feeling the budget sting brought on by strict cuts - known as sequestration - which took effect March 1. One result: DHS released thousands of undocumented immigrants it could no longer afford to hold in detention. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, the issue of immigration reform now intersects with deficit reduction, two hot topics on lawmakers' agendas, and provides hope to thousands of immigrants facing deportation in the coming months.