Local Immigrants 'Devastated' by Exclusions from Deportation Relief

Nov 21, 2014

Colorful posters demanding changes in American immigration policies adorn the speakers' podium at the Graton Day Labor Center
Credit Bruce Robinson, KRCB

For many Mexican immigrants in Sonoma County, President Obama’s moves to relax deportations for millions, while welcome, fell far short of what they had hoped for.

There was widespread speculation about how far-reaching the president’s actions would be, so the final announcement, says Jesus Guzman of the Graton Day Labor Center, was deeply disappointing to many of the workers there.

The chart below, prepared by the Pew Research Center, compares Executive Action on immigration issues by President Obama and other recent Chief Executives.