HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- WZZM 13 is getting reaction from the local community about President Obama's executive decision to give legal status to up to five million undocumented people.
Some may recognized his booming voice as town crier of Holland's Tulip Time parade.
"I'm an American Dutchmen, not a Dutch American," says John Karsten.
Because of Karsten's path to American citizenship, he is loud and clear about his view on illegal immigration and President Obama's executive order.
"It was a slap in the face," Karsten told WZZM 13.
In 1957, Karsten followed his future wife to the U.S. from the Netherlands. After five years, he was finally able to take a test to become an American citizen.
"You had to know about laws and things like that and my wife's aunt didn't pass because they thought her English wasn't good enough," says Karsten.