After news hit that Donald Trump was ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, an Obama-era policy, a member of the former reality show star’s diversity council said that if the so-called president gets rid of DACA, he was lying when he claimed to “love” the more than 800,000 recipients of the program who will end up being subject to deportation.
“If he gets rid of DACA, he’s showing that he’s a liar,” Javier Palomarez, president of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and White House diversity council member told CNN’s Jim Acosta, according to Raw Story. “He has said to this country that he is going to try to protect the people in the DACA program, that he was focused on getting rid of criminals.”
Palomarez hasn’t decided definitively if he’ll leave the diversity council, but he did tell Acosta that it’s a possibility.
“I’m gonna work right up until the bloody end to try to convince this president to do the right thing by these 800,000 Dreamers who reside in this country,” he said.
Palomarez spoke of the vetting that takes place for DACA recipients and said he wants to “remind” Trump and his team of the economic standpoint and said that they’ve paid over $2 billion in taxes and further explained how this would hurt the economy.
It was just this past April that Trump said that undocumented immigrants who were brought illegally to this country as children should “rest easy” and not fear deportation under his administration’s efforts to ramp up immigration enforcement.
Just a few days ago, Trump told reporters: “We love the Dreamers. We love everybody … We think the Dreamers are terrific.”
He thinks they’re so ‘terrific’ that he wants to break their families apart, with many of them not knowing any other home except for the one they’ve had in the U.S.
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