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On Valley Edition: Mexican Consul, Lawyer Discuss Local Impact Of Obama's Executive Action

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Diana Aguilera
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Valley Public Radio

President Obama’s recent announcement that he will take new Executive Action on undocumented immigrants is already reverberating throughout the valley’s large immigrant communities.

The President’s executive order would affect around 4 million people who entered the country illegally before 2010, and have children who are either US Citizens or have green cards. It’s a similar order to one the President issued in 2012 regarding children who were brought to the country illegally by their parents, in that those who meet the requirements would be protected from deportations.

Jessica Smith Bobadilla of San Joaquin College of Law and Vicente Sanchez Ventura, the head Consul of Mexico in Fresno join Valley Edition host Joe Moore for more on this topic. Listen to the segment above. 

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