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In the coming year the number of immigrants deported under President Barack Obama will likely surpass two million; that’s more than the total number of deportations prior to 1997. The result is more families are being divided, with many who have lived for decades in the United States forced to return to a homeland they barely recognize.
In the halls of Congress the immigration reform debate remains at a standstill, and a civil disobedience movement has spread across the country pushing for Obama to halt deportations until reform passes.
Fault Lines looks beneath the political rhetoric to examine the impact of a broken immigration system on immigrant families.
Original air date: January 31, 2014
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