Cinco de Mayo Organizers Expect Numbers to be Down this Year

FILE - In this May 5, 2011 file photo, Marylin Castillo dances in honor of the Cinco de Mayo celebration in Los Angeles. Cinco de Mayo has become in the U.S.: a celebration of all things Mexican, from mariachi music to sombreros, marked by schools, politicians and companies selling everything from beans to beer. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, file)

It’s a question that many have raised…..Will the president’s stance on immigration have an affect on Santa Rosa’s Cinco de Mayo celebration? Press Democrat reports that organizers are expected the numbers to be down this year because of it. As a result, the numbers for vendors and stages could be cut in half this year in Roseland: they even considered not having the celebration at all. Last year, 12-thousand people showed up on Cinco de Mayo. This year, that figure could be dramatically reduced because of fear from the undocuments immigrants in Sonoma County.