The Obama administration will block deportations of hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants who had been brought to the country as children, ending a years-long standoff with Hispanic activists who are crucial to the president’s reelection campaign.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano made the announcement in a statement Friday morning.
The impact of this is by no means small...
Deepak Bhargava, director of the Center for Community Change who had two tense encounters with Obama during 2010, on Friday credited the president with a “bold act to uphold our values and protect our kids.”
“Approximately 1 million young people will have their dreams restored thanks to the principled leadership of President Obama,” Bhargava said.
Note: I agree with blocking the deportations, but this is something that should have been done long ago. We do not need election seasons to just be the seasons of change.