01/30/2013 10:58 am ET

Latin America Not As Hopeful On Immigration Reform

MEXICO CITY, Mexico and LIMA, Peru — Excitement, or anxiety, is rising fast in the United States — depending on which side of the immigration debate you take the pulse.

Following yesterday’s bid by a bipartisan group of senators, President Barack Obama spoke today in Las Vegas about the need for comprehensive immigration reform, including “a pathway to earned citizenship” for undocumented immigrants.

But south of the border, where countless families rely on cash sent from relatives in the US, observers are guarding their expectations.

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