by Neil Munro, DailyCaller.com:
President Barack Obama is using his control over government agencies to establish a semi-amnesty for younger illegal immigrants, even though the nation’s youth unemployment rate is already at a record level.
The new policy was announced as polls showed that Obama’s re-election campaign is losing ground in critical states, including Wisconsin, North Carolina and Florida.
Obama’s campaign deputies have frequently said that the Hispanic vote is critical to their success in several swing-states, such as Florida, Colorado and North Carolina.
The impact of the new amnesty on American Hispanic voters is unclear, partly because polls show they’re most concerned about jobs and the economy, and they’re worried about cross-border crime.
However, the semi-amnesty for illegal immigrants was immediately praised by advocacy organizations that offer to mobilize Hispanic voters for Obama in November 2012.
“Today’s news is truly a dream come true for me and for so many other DREAMers across the country,” said Felipe Matos, an illegal immigrant and a gay organizer for the advocacy group GetEqual.