This I think in part explains the change in immigration/deportation policy but I wonder if it speaks to their desperation that they are using their powder too early.

http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/obama-latino-approval-rating/2011/08/19/id/408007

Hispanic-Americans are souring on the Obama presidency, according to a Gallup poll that shows just 49 percent of them approve of his job performance.

That’s a huge decline since spring of 2009, when Obama registered the 85 percent approval among Latinos.

Since that high water mark, Obama’s job performance ratings with Hispanics has been sliding downward. It reached a nadir of 45 percent in late July but has made a slight comeback since then, according to CNSNews.com.

The survey was conducted before Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano’s announcement Thursday that the department no longer will depart illegal aliens who meet certain criteria, such as attending school, having family members in the U.S. military, or who are primarily responsible for other family members’ care.