Many Embrace Obama's Immigrant Relief

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Immigrants and activists who gathered across California to watch President Barack Obama's announcement that he'll shield millions from deportation were marked by quiet optimism more than enthusiasm after watching the speech. Groups that gathered in San Diego and Fresno Thursday night applauded at the end of the speech but in many cases were emotional and reflective. Jesus Zuniga, who picks tomatoes in the Central Valley, called it "a great day for farmworkers." Obama announced far-reaching orders on immigration that will allow nearly 5 million people now in the U.S. illegally to avoid deportation, "come out of the shadows and get right with the law." The move also won praise from Gov. Jerry Brown and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.