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Obama ends young migrant deportations

16 June 2012 Last updated at 06:43 BST

US President Barack Obama has announced an immediate end to the deportation of illegal immigrants who came to the US as children, describing the move as "the right thing to do".

Those aged between 16 and 30 who have lived in the US for five years could now be eligible for work permits

But Mr Obama's Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, said it was the wrong way to approach the problem.

Zoe Conway reports.