SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — President Barack Obama announced he would sign an executive order on Friday in Las Vegas that will shield about 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. One out of four affected by the executive order are estimated to live in California.
Bill Hing, an immigration law professor from the University of San Francisco, told KCBS that despite the president’s efforts, there are many people who have been living for long time who won’t be covered.READ MORE: VIDEO: Smash-And-Grab Robbery At Tanforan Mall Jewelry Store
“DREAMers—who were granted permission to live here two years ago—to live and work here—their parents will continue to be deported, very likely,” Hing said.
Parents of U.S. citizens will be covered, however.
Meanwhile, there are many immigrants in the Bay Area, which has a diverse immigrant population, who will be affected. It’s estimated that 12 percent of the immigrants covered under the presidential order are from Asia and that large amounts of people from Central America as well.
“The guestimate is that about a quarter are in California, and of those—probably a third—are in the Bay Area,” Hing said.READ MORE: CA Drought: Big Sur 'Colorado' Fire Could Be Start Of Year-Round Wildfire Season
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