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Changes to US immigration policy 'big win' for migrants

15 August 2012 Last updated at 22:48 BST

Undocumented immigrants are applying for the temporary right to live and work openly in the US, as a sweeping immigration policy reform takes effect.

In an internal document, Department of Homeland Security officials estimated 1.04 million people would apply in the first year.

One migrant, Ray Jose, from the Philippines, says a change in his status would allow him to go to college. For Myrna Orosco, originally from Mexico, the development is a "big win" for her community.