MHP: How Obama's Deportation News Affects Lives

Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests discuss the president's deportation statement.

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MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests discussed President Obama's recent announcement that he intends to end deportation for undocumented immigrants who are age 30 and younger and who meet certain criteria. Chatting with Virginia honors student Heydi Mejia, an immigrant from Guatemala who was the subject of a Washington Post article earlier this week, and her lawyer, the group drilled down on how Obama's news will affect people who live in fear of deportation.

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