After six years of announcements, last November U.S. President Barack Obama finally delivered on his campaign promise to Hispanics. Through an Executive Action, over 4 million undocumented immigrants will be able to stay ‘legally’ in the country.
It’s been a long time coming for people like Idalia Cervantes and her family, who lived their lives in constant fear at the possibility of being torn apart. Correspondent Sean Callebs traveled to Chicago, home to the fifth largest Hispanic community in the country to meet some of the people whose lives will be affected by this decision.
Although the presidential decision comes as a huge relief for Hispanic minorities across the U.S, a comprehensive immigration reform is still pending and will likely be an issue for years to come. The partisan divide and polarization of politics in the country, which was apparent during the midterm election results, will make it even harder to accomplish.