A leading anti-immigration group says President Trump is siding with left-wing financier George Soros and other “globalists” by supporting amnesty for the 800,000 illegal aliens covered under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
The Trump administration announced this week that it would be gradually rolling back DACA but Trump has called on Congress to pass legislation codifying DACA, and said that he might “revisit” the issue if Congress doesn’t pass such legislation by the six-month deadline.
Trump offered additional reassurances Thursday morning, tweeting: “For all of those (DACA) that are concerned about your status during the 6 month period, you have nothing to worry about – No action!”
Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC), a group that opposes amnesty for illegal immigrants, claimed Trump is betraying his base by pursuing amnesty.
The group sent out a statement Thursday morning ripping Trump’s “unexpected efforts to make DACA Dream Act Amnesty permanent in America through legislation backed by Obama, Jeb and GW Bush, Pelosi, Reid, George Soros, and other globalists.”
“The media and Democrats can’t take Trump’s base away, but he can by continuing his support for Amnesty for illegal aliens which makes him a liar and a hypocrite that has betrayed his base,” said ALIPAC president William Gheen. “We are people that donated, volunteered for, and voted for Donald Trump because we support the existing border and immigration laws of America. Trump’s recent statements in support of Amnesty for illegal aliens is sending shock waves through his base.”
ALIPAC’s statement added that “Trump is supporting the very same Amnesty legislation and policies as his corrupt predecessors!”
ALIPAC supported Trump’s presidential campaign, but has since cooled off as Trump has been slow to fulfill some of his biggest campaign promises on immigration, leading the group to rescind its endorsement of Trump in May.