The Hill reports on the Republican reaction to Obama's move to stop deportation of young "illegal" immigrants. Republican strategists see it as a "deft" move on Obama's part. Obama's decision puts Republicans in a difficult position.
... Obama’s decision, which some Republican strategists were describing as a deft political move, highlights the dilemma facing Republican leaders, including presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
Republicans are seeking ways to appeal to Latino voters ahead of November, but want to avoid alienating conservatives who think all illegal immigrants have broken the law and should be deported.
“If they express too much outrage it could hurt Romney with Hispanics, so it’s exactly the dilemma that Republicans face long-term, which is finding a way to address Hispanic voters in a way that doesn’t lose the base,” said GOP strategist Matt Mackowiak, president of Potomac Strategy Group.
“From a political standpoint, you almost have to give the White House credit — they really narrowly focused this thing in such a way that it did box Republicans in a little bit,” he added. ...The Hill