Because it's an election year and he's losing every other demographic.
Obama makes election-year change in deportation policy
So what if AMERICANS are facing double-digit unemployment? So what if the elected lawmakers and citizens who have voted in referendums across America have said no?
Barack Obama wants votes, and it's worth it to him to sell out American workers and America's culture if it means a chance that a few more hispanics will vote to keep him in power in November.
Have we ever had a president more self-absorbed and more unwilling to give America the finger every time he arrives at the crossroad of doing what the people want vs. doing what he and his wife/cronies/donors want?
I think that he's just beaten out both Clinton and Carter for that distinction...Maybe Johnson, too. Definitely Johnson. Johnson at least knew that America hated him and had the decency to not even bother running for a second term. But Barry? Barry knows that America is sick of him too, but rather than try to get back in our good graces, he just looks for new voters: Illegals and their extended families. American workers resent the increased competition for jobs or the dilution of their communities with foreigners who thumb their noses at America's laws? Tough. "What are they gonna do," Obama asks, "vote me out?" Apparently not as long as he can keep using tax dollars to campaign and party with Hollywood celebrity liberals non-stop until November.
Money for parking meter within walking distance of White House...check.
OK, I'm ready for the revolution now. Let's do this.