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Obama uses executive action to put immigration plan in place

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Emelin Garcia hopes the plan will help her family. Emelin Garcia hopes the plan will help her family.
Tammy Besherse says the plan will help thousands of immigrants in South Carolina. Tammy Besherse says the plan will help thousands of immigrants in South Carolina.

 By: Vince Dacus

President Obama laid out his immigration plan to fix the broken immigration system.

The plan requires anyone who is undocumented to learn English, go through background checks, and pay their taxes before they can earn citizenship.  

South Carolina immigration attorney Tammy Besherse says the plan might help 30,000 illegal immigrants in the state.

"They are gonna have to show who they are which means getting their birth certificate. They are going to have to prove marriage records, show who their children are and prove that they have been living here for a number of years," Besherse said.

Young Latino students plan to write members of South Carolina's Congressional Delegation urging them to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

Emelin Garcia is a student at USC who hopes the news will help decrease the threat against deportation of her family.

"I don't know what to expect, I mean I'm excited. I have my expectations up pretty high," Garcia said. 

The plan will help secure the border holding nearly five million undocumented immigrants accountable and it ensures that everyone plays by the same rules.

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