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President Obama's Announcement Pleases Lane County Immigrant Advocates

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LULAC of Lane County
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Immigrant advocates are pleased and hopeful after President Barack Obama's announcement Thursday on immigration policy.
KLCC's Rachael McDonald spoke with Juan Carlos Valle, President of LULAC, League of Latin American Citizens, of Lane County.

Valle says the president's announcement is welcome news.
Valle: "Many folks that I know have been around, 20-25 years. Their roots are here. This is their country. All of us have roots in other countries-- grandparents, great-grandparents and all that. But our interests are here. The quality of life that we're seeking is here."
About 64,000 people in Oregon could be shielded from deportation under Obama's action, according to the Migration Policy Institute. Valle hopes the president's announcement will call congressional leaders to action to pass immigration reform bills. He says immigrants are good for Oregon's economy.

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