The president of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) has retracted a letter he sent to President Trump endorsing the White House’s proposal for an amnesty of 1.8 million illegal aliens.
Roger Rocha Jr., President of LULAC blames “bad timing” for the backlash to the letter, noting that it was sent before the State of the Union. Many open border groups and illegal alien activists have called for Rocha Jr. to resign as the president of LULAC. From their point of view, anything short of a clean and comprehensive amnesty, with no enforcement provisions or changes to family chain migration, is unacceptable.
— Juan Escalante (@JuanSaaa) January 30, 2018
An online petition has even been created calling for Rocha Jr. to be fired for “aligning with white supremacy.”
In the letter Rocha Jr. sent to the White House he congratulated President Trump on setting out a “reasonable framework on immigration reform and border security.” Rocha goes on to write that the “four pillars which you have outlined. (Border Security, DACA, Legalization, Protect the Nuclear Family and Elimination of the Lottery and Repurpose Visas) are items LULAC can support.”
Rocha Jr.’s retraction of support for the White House framework is just the latest example of tensions boiling over between open border advocates. Earlier this week the Congressional Hispanic Caucus vented to leaders within the Democratic Party over a lack of communication about achieving a DACA amnesty.
A lot of the pressure is coming from illegal alien activist “DREAMers,” who seem to be engaged in a hostile takeover of the Democratic Party and other organizations sympathetic to the idea of an amnesty. The activists remain unwilling to compromise, alleging that President Trump’s proposal is a “white supremacist ransom note,” and demanding a “clean Dream Act – NOW.”