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Immigration Change Brings Joy, Caution In Boston

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Reaction has been swift to President Obama's decision to ease immigration enforcement against younger illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. by their parents.

Those who qualify would be able to obtain work permits.

"For me, it was a moment of joy," said Conrado Santos, a 24-year-old campaign consultant with the Boston-based group Student Immigrant Movement.

He says that while the president's decision is welcome, it's important to make sure that it is properly implemented.

"Promises require follow-ups," he said. "It requires a lot of work from the community, a lot of commitment from the community to make sure that, when things like this come out, that we really see them through the way we'd like them to be."

This program aired on June 16, 2012.

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