He needs the illegal immigrant vote. The new policy is that illegal immigrants will not be deported unless they commit another crime in addition to illegally entering the country. It is illegal for non-citizens to vote. So when they vote (for Obama), thus committing another crime, will Janet Napolitano deport them? Fat chance. The whole reason for the new “policy” is that Obama needs the votes of illegal immigrants and hopes to get it with this little caper.
Professor Jacobson says,
I have often warned that what Obama could not achieve through legislation, he would achieve through regulation. Now the corollary: What Obama cannot achieve through legislation or regulation, he simply will do anyway.