According to polls released yesterday afternoon, President Obama has the support of 64% of likely voters, for his new immigration order. On Friday, June 15th, the President announced a order disallowing the federal government from initiating deportation for certain illegal immigrants. The individuals have to meet the following criteria:
This order comes in the height of the presidential campaign and there is no secret that Hispanic voters will play a vital role. The language of the order is similar to The DREAM Act, a bill which would have approved residency for some immigrants who attended college or joined the military. Without enough support from the Republican Party, the Dream Act died in the Senate.
Some Republicans are criticizing The President for making a move they believe to have been more so about getting re-elected rather than the welfare of the people. Senator Marc Rubio of Florida was expected to deliver his own version of the Dream Act, which will now be stalled because of President Obama’s unexpected announcement. Rubio referred to the order announcement as “an election-year action that in the long-term is going to have negative consequences.” Similarly, Mitt Romney has accused the administration of using immigration as a political weapon to obtain voters. If this was the President’s intentions, the polls certainly show it worked.
Below is a video, supporting the policy and the DREAM Act:
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