Please, don’t insult our intelligence.
White House senior adviser David Plouffe said Sunday the administration’s immigration change was not “a political move” to garner Latino support for this fall’s presidential election.
“This is not a political move,” Plouffe said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “This builds on a lot of steps we’ve already taken.”
“Who knows how the politics will turn out,” Plouffe added. “But this decision was the right decision. Well, we’ll see. I’ve ceased making predictions on things because we’ll see how they turn out.”
And Plouffe said this decision gives the Department of Homeland Security the ability to focus on criminals.
“This is fully within our ability. Again, this was an enforcement discretion decision. This is not some permanent, this is not amnesty. This is not citizenship,” he said. “This gives these hardworking kids, who are here through no fault of their own, who are going to staff our labs, start our businesses, serve in our military, a two-year period to apply for work authorization.”