Via Daily Caller:
President Barack Obama suggested Thursday he would broaden his informal amnesty for illegal immigrants, likely in an effort boost sagging support among Latinos prior to the November election.
The move is also likely to effectively kill the high-profile campaign by progressives, ethnic and business groups to win a congressional amnesty for roughly 12 million illegal immigrants, and to double the annual inflow of immigrants and guest-workers.
Hispanic groups have pushed for a complete halt to deportations of illegal immigrants under the slogan “Not One More.” Enforcement, say the advocates, splits families.
“It is clear that the pleas from the community got through to the President,” said a late-Thursday statement from Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a Latino politician elected in Illinois. “The President clearly expressed the heartbreak he feels because of the devastating effect that deportations have on families,” Gutierrez said.