FRESNO — Sanger resident José Tamayo helped make history in 2008 when he voted for winning presidential candidate Barack Obama.
Last Sunday, he took part in the May Day Committee’s 2½-mile march for immigration reform to make a statement against the president’s failure to address the issue.
“He is good for nothing. The change he promised in his 2008 campaign was a lie,” said Tamayo, a native of Michoacán, México. “He deceived all of us.”
The Latino vote, according to polls, was instrumental in Obama’s winning campaign. Obama and his supporters rallied the Latino vote around the immigration issue, with promises that he would push for comprehensive immigration reform.
However, deportations are at record highs, Congress has failed to pass any legislation addressing immigration reform, and polls show Latino voters like Tamayo are uneasy.