A pro-Trump political action committee (PAC), which ardently endorsed then-candidate Trump as far back as February 2016, has pulled its backing as of Tuesday, saying the president has “caved” on most of his big immigration promises.
The PAC, known as Americans for Legal Immigration, was drawn to Trump’s immigration promises, which parted from Democrats’ focus on legalizing illegal immigrants and Republicans’ focus on bringing in foreign workers for business purposes.
The PAC now says Trump has failed to keep his promises by setting the level of refugees the U.S. will take in too high and sending signals through his staff members that he may be open to legalizing most illegal aliens.
In addition, the new government spending bill, which may be passed this week, paves a future for the government to more than double the number of seasonable foreign workers.
“We were so hopeful that Donald Trump would be a man of his word because the campaign promises he made to Americans were the things America needs to do to survive and thrive, but, unfortunately, Trump has made it clear he cannot be trusted on his most powerful campaign issue of stopping illegal immigration and amnesty,” stated William Gheen, the PAC’s president.
Mr. Trump also has failed to revoke former President Obama’s 2012 deportation amnesty for Dreamers. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, policy gave tentative legal status to over 750,000 illegal immigrant young adults.
The inaction on DACA seemed to be the breaking point for the PAC.
Gheen said, “Trump promised to end DACA on his first day, with a simple memo canceling Obama’s illegal directives. This was the most important thing Trump could have done to restore Constitutional governance in America, but, instead, he is choosing the path of dictatorship Obama did.”
H/T: Washington Times
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