Dream Act: Obama to bypass Congress again to try and win the Latino vote

I think Obama’s doing this for a couple of reasons. The first being that he’s desperate for votes and needs to convince the Latino community that he’s serious about immigration and the Dream Act, a promise that he has yet to fulfill. And bypassing Congress, well that’s just something he’s betting the media won’t report on and the public won’t care about.

But secondly and just as important, Obama really needs to change the conversation because talking about the economy right now just isn’t a winning conversation for him. So now, for the next couple of weeks, we will be talking about immigration, an issue Democrats feel like they are stronger on.

Read below:

CNS NEWS – The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives.

The election-year initiative addresses a top priority of an influential Latino electorate that has been vocal in its opposition to administration deportation policies.

The policy change, described to The Associated Press by two senior administration officials, will affect as many as 800,000 immigrants who have lived in fear of deportation.

It also bypasses Congress and partially achieves the goals of the so-called DREAM Act, a long-sought but never enacted plan to establish a path toward citizenship for young people who came to the United States illegally but who have attended college or served in the military.

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