New Haven Register

After almost eight years in the country, Jose Luis Piscil is in deportation proceedings, but hopes he can qualify to stay here and raise his two American children.

Juana Islas, who also has American children, feels blessed that her life likely will get easier, but sad that her brother, who has helped her financially over the years, will not benefit from the major immigration reform that President Barack Obama is invoking through executive order.

Obama announced changes Thursday that are estimated to impact almost 5 million undocumented immigrants out of the 11 million in the United States.

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