Federico de Jesús, a Democratic strategist, said the expected timing of the final ruling and the Supreme Court agreement to consider the full merits of the case is a win-win for Democrats.

“I think the decision will cement Obama’s legacy with Latino voters and on the immigration issue,” de Jesús said. He said it could have an impact similar to what Obama’s decision to authorize the original DACA had on the 2012 race against Republican Mitt Romney.

“Even if it doesn’t come through, (Obama) is the one who supported it and it will crystalize the need to have a Democrat in the White House to at least protect the Dreamers and eventually have immigration reform,” he said.

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