The Obama Administration will stop deporting and issue work permits to as many as 800,000 young illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have never committed a crime, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said Friday.
Napolitano said the change is needed to ensure enforcement resources are not expended on “low-priority cases” and are instead focused on people who “meet enforcement priorities.” But the move angered Republicans, who viewed it as an overreach by the administration on a matter that should be addressed legislatively.
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My take: This latest move by the President is one of shear political desperation! He is trying to appeal to the Hispanic and Latino vote (at least from those who are here legally) as none of these ‘pardoned’ illegal’s can vote.
The message he is sending to everyone, in the meantime, is that no law cannot be broken, as long as it means his re-election.