Will Administrative Amnesty Backfire on Obama?
"Amid impassioned demands from Latinos to revamp immigration policy, President Barack Obama found a way to act alone, without relying on an unwilling Congress. His administration's solution -- scaling back deportations of illegal immigrants who appear to pose little criminal threat -- could pay huge political dividends for the president with a key voting bloc in the 2012 election. It also could backfire," says Politico.
"'What happens when aliens in these removal proceedings, their cases are dropped and they then go on to commit very serious crimes or kill someone in a traffic accident?' said Kris Kobach, the Kansas Secretary of State who has advised legislators in states seeking to toughen treatment of illegal immigrants."