Latino Civil Rights Group “Caves” to Pressure from “DREAMers,” Withdraws Support for White House Amnesty



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.

 

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.”

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Joe Gomez joins FAIR as the organization’s Press Secretary after working as a National Correspondent for NBC News Radio. Joe has spent over a decade working in radio and TV in some of the biggest markets in the country. One of the most transformative moments of his career came while working as an investigative reporter along the Texas / Mexico border. It was during an undercover assignment in Juarez, Mexico (then dubbed the “murder capital” of the world) that Joe realized immigration reform was the single most important issue facing the country.

43 Comments

  1. avatar

    Americans are under NO obligation to keep ANY ILLEGAL, and we are saying NO. We do not have to justify our directive. The decision is OURS to make. WE HAVE THE RIGHT OF CHOICE, ILLEGALS HAVE NOTHING! Illegals are foreign citizens. Their opinions only count in their country!

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    Well, as far as I am concerned, those DREAMers can be deported right along with their ILLEGAL ALIEN Family Members! IT is NOT my fault, nor MY Country’s FAULT, that their families BROKE OUR LAWS! Don’t like it? GO HOME!

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    What does racism have to do with it? And who is “we”? You got a mouse in your pocket? Screw DACA, they are illegal, period!

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    Apparently, illegal advocate groups AND our politicians have lost focus about the issue at the base of this. AMERICANS get to choose who comes here, NOT NON CITIZENS! THEY don’t have a right to come here, I don’t care how many rogue little organizations have been let in here to work it from the inside! Frankly, if DACA, Dreamers, or whoever are allowed to stay, WHATEVER the provisions or reasons or restrictions, America will undergo massive irreversible demographic & cultural changes and illegals, “migrants” & the left know it. Reagan allowed that trojan horse into America and the impact has been glaring with the watering down of American culture, taxing our system, & vastly increased numbers of immigrants as chain migration, anchor babies from China, Mexico and other lands, AND the fact that AMERICA WON’T BACK HER EXISTING LAWS encourages more illegals to come. We don’t need no stinkn “immigration reform”-code for giving Democrats more of what they want-just enforcement & throwing out of the anchor baby provisions & chain migration. If we don’t act NOW & COMPLETELY, we’re just throwing out the welcome mat for whatever from wherever to come and expect US to move over and pay for it (in more ways than one). If Trump won’t do the difficult job then we need to get someone who will not cave. Also need to elect representatives on the local, state and federal level who don’t add to the problem. Many battles are on the local fronts, as well. Maybe show up once in a while to the city council meetings to watch the players in action and see where their heads are, THEN DON’T VOTE FOR THE WEAK AND ROTTEN ONES.

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      Their illegal, they have no rights. Go back to your own country and let them give u food stamps and medical care . Your a bunch of lyers and your Catholic”! Your all a joke…

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      The “Dreamers” want niether amnesty nor citizenship. What they the want is, unlimited taxpayer funding for entitlement programs.

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    Sence when do criminals have rights, EVERY ILLEGAL in this country is a criminal. They entered this country illegally to live for free and suck up ALL the benefits they can Robb benefits from the American that needs it also. It’s pretty SAD when an ILLEGAL gets to the front of the bus and puts ALL AMERICANS to the BACK OF THE LINE. When did AMERICA become second in line. We all wonder where All the financial gains have gone. Well I’ll tell ya. The illegals work for cash and they send home the money. 2 things happen. 1 the money goes to funding the rest of the family and friends to cross the borders. 2 the money stays in in the country sent to so one can build an empire.

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      I agree, they should all be sent packing back where ever they came from Mexico has a wall to keep other people out, But when we want it they screem are very loud, I say no more illegals.

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    These people have a lot of nerve with their demands. Just wait until they are deported and a wall is finally erected to keep them out.

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    Ditto Gail Davis. Illegals have no right to protest here. Lock em up then deport.
    Enough is enough!

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      I am TOTALLY FED UP with our U.S. government accommodating ILLEGAL ALIENS!!! Why are we rewarding people who have CHEATED and do NOT respect our border and immigration laws? I have lived abroad and traveled the whole world, so I am not too ignorant. Are American citizens being afforded these same “rights” in the illegal’s countries of origin? What about RECIPROCITY?? Very one-sided!! >>> After the 1.8 million ( and probably more) get their U.S. citizenship, will they get to have DUAL CITIZENSHIP? How will that impact the United States? Hmm…dual loyalties? voting in two countries? the ability to flee?, etc. Do you think they will have an advantage over us who do NOT have dual citizenship?

      Texan? TexasNationalist.com

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      Trump is not only fighting the Democrats on this issue, but also (and more importantly) the corporate funded Establishment wing of the Republican Party. For over thirty years they have been profiting from the importation of cheap foreign labor at the expense of the white working class (there are millions of Indians working for tech companies today, for example). They will not accept any limitations on their supply of cheap labor unless they are forced to. Since these corporations provide the majority of political donations to Republican members of Congress, political support for immigration reform is limited.

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      I am TOTALLY FED UP with our U.S. government accommodating ILLEGAL ALIENS!!! Why are we rewarding people who have CHEATED and do NOT respect our border and immigration laws? I have lived abroad and traveled the whole world, so I am not too ignorant. Are American citizens being afforded these same “rights” in the illegals’ countries of origin? What about RECIPROCITY?? Very one-sided!! >>> After the 1.8 million ( and probably more) get their U.S. citizenship, will they get to have DUAL CITIZENSHIP? How will that impact the United States? Hmm…dual loyalties? voting in two countries? the ability to flee?, etc. Do you think they will have an advantage over us who do NOT have dual citizenship?

      Texan?? >>> TexasNationalist.com

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    These illegals think they have rights to protest. I think ICE needs to be at their protests and round them up and deport on the spot. How dare you protest. You have committed a CRIME by just being in my country illegally. Take your families and go home. We are tired of your mouth, educating your children, feeding them breakfast and lunch at school, not learning our language, taking from the American taxpayers and sending money back to Mexico., using our emergency rooms, having babies right and left, providing housing, EBT cards you name it. Ungrateful people! Our streets aren’t paved with gold, it’s the hard working American citizens that’s paying for it. The gravey train has to stop! It is time for American kids to dream! America first!

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      Exactly right! These illegals are demanding all or nothing when they are not in any position to demand anything! President Trump now needs to take his offer off the table and start deporting these ingrates! ICE needs to show up at their protests and round them up like the cattle they are! We don’t hate these people, we just love ours and America more!

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    Send them all back to their home. Trump will not be reelected if he legalizes 1.8 million illegals

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    conservativeprof on

    If Democrats refuse to accept President Trump’s generous offer, let’s start deportation of the DACA recipients. Trump’s proposal has drawn the ire of his base so the offer is a generous gift to the left. The Democrats are captive to the radical resistance movement. This movement will never accept the election. They are willing to overturn the election by any means necessary. I have confidence that Trump will start deportation of DACA recipients if Democrats will not accept his offer.

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    Ignore the dreamers, the democrats and any groups that are demanding Americans and legal immigrants on what we should do for them. This isn’t how to make America great again. We are doomed as a nation if we cave in to their demands.

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    I forgot to mention. Having done extensive research of US Government records. THERE ARE 30 MILLION INDIANS IN THE US WORKING AT OUR JOBS. THERE ARE AROUND ANOTHER 40 MILLION INDIANS WORKING AT US COMPANIES INSIDE THE US ,FROM INDIA!

    TWO VERY SIGNIFICANT EFFECTS:
    MORE THAN 1 TRILLION DOLLARS GOES TO INDIA EACH YEAR.
    50+ MILLION US CITIZENS ON WELFARE THAT THE US GOVERNMENT HAS TO PROTECT BUT CANNOT AFFORD AND MANY WILL DIE OFF OVER TIME.

    ROUGHLY HALF OF US CITIZENS WILL NOT CLAIM ANY FORM OF WELFARE BECAUSE OF PRIDE AND HONOR. MORE THAN HALF OF US CITIZENS THAT ARE UNEMPLOYED ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT PAYMENTS . ROUGHLY 75% OF UMEMPLOYED THAT ONCE COLLECTED UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE HAVE LOST THEIR UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE THROUGH EXPIRATION. THESE ARE THE FORGOTTEN AMERICANS.

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    Dreamers should be removed from the country. ALL illegal aliens should be removed from the country. TEMPORARY WORK VISAS WHICH ALLOW 30 MILLION INDIANS TO STAY IN THE US AND STEAL US HIGHER PAYING JOBS MUST END. H1B, T , S , J, L and OPT VISAS MUST GO.

    All Americans should unite against THESE TWO MASHED TOGETHER invasions OF “IMMIGRATIONS” which is different from “TEMPORARY VISAS”, whether or not this affects you directly. Eventually it will. And it does effect you in financial ways now , no matter if it now effects or affects you directly or not.

    Under the Mexican constitution, foreigners, which is what dreamers are, are forbidden from any involvement at all in the political affairs of the country.

    UNDER THE INDIAN LAWS , from the nation of INDIA, the do not easily accept foreigners including US nationals. THEY PROTECT THEIR JOBS VERY AGGRESSIVELY. Then they call us racist for trying to limit them from over flowing our economy and 90 million un and under employed Americans, half of whom are white collar workers.

    DO REMEMBER, WE MUST ALL PULL TOGETHER. UNITED WE STAND OR DIVIDED WE WILL FALL.

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      James R. Alexander on

      V; please correct me if I’m wrong; but aren’t most of the Indians coming here well-qualified, highly educated individuals who SHOULD be welcome? I know for a fact some Indian citizens are employed by the VA Healthcare System as doctors because one of my former “VA Healthcare Providers” was a well-educated doctor trained in India who finally became a doctor after meeting all American medical requirements. Many of those from Pakistan who I met in the 1980’s were also well sought after doctors who worked hard here to be able to afford to bring their friends and relatives here at their – not Government – expense. One Pakistani teenager I met was born here (father was a prominent doctor) was going to a private school; and had plans to attend college to first become a mechanical engineer; then go back to college to become a medical doctor, then join his father and uncles in their private practice. Yes, there are plenty of exceptions and different stories.
      Conversely, as a former resident of New Mexico, I had NEVER met a legal or illegal Mexican, a Navajo or a Hopi Indian who could come even close to the education level of the Pakistanis or Indians (or of the Germans I met in the three years I lived in Frankfurt, Germany). So, while I wholeheartedly support immediate deportation of those ILLEGAL ALIENS who would add nothing to our Nation except “gimme more free stuff”, I do also support LEGAL immigration for those who would Make America Great (and Grow) Again.

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    NO AMNESTY, AND NO CHAIN MIGRATION. These people certainly do have a nerve to demand amnesty. DO OUT VOTES NOT COUNT ANY LONGER BECAUSE WE ARE US CITIZENS? After all, it IS OUR COUNTRY! NOT THEIRS!

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    I left CA 4 years ago. Now I live in a place with
    local laws that make it against the law to rent or employ anyone in US illegally. My taxes are lower as is the crime rate here. My only regret is that I didn’t get out of CA sooner.

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      I HOPE PRESIDENT TRUMP BUILDS T HE WALL AND STOPS SOME OF THE ILLEGAL CROSSING OVER
      If you want to live in the US do it Legal or other wise stay in your own country
      I understand that lots are very poor and can’t afford to pay somebody to help them but that’s not Our Fault. We have plenty of poor and needy here and we don’t need Illegals coming here and not paying taxes and getting free housing food stamps etc. There are plenty enough of poor and needy real Americans here that needs help that isn’t receiVing any. As well as all the Disabled Veterans that need help that’s not receivreceiving an………
      ENOUGH SAID I KNOW SOME WILL THINK MY COMMENTS ARE HARSH AND CRUEL OR WHATEVER BUT THE U.S NEEDS TO PUT IT’S ON CITIZENS FIRST AND NOT OTHERS COUNTRIES PEOPLE

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        James R. Alexander on

        Well said. Unfortunately the Democratic regime would not agree since they are 1) declining in membership numbers 2) need the ILLEGAL ALIEN voters (e.g., until after each election when they then ignore the uneducated, uninformed Blacks and legal immigrants who voted Democratic) 3) have become so radicalized by those in leadership positions who had begun following Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” (Obama, Hillary Clinton, et al). Also, Obama was an anti-American (Muslim) Marxist who closely followed Karl Marx’s and Freidrich Engel’s 1848 document namely the “Communist Manifesto”. Add to that, billionaire George Soros whose agenda includes open borders in all Nations, gun control (e.g., gun confiscation) around the World and a One World Order which does not include democracy. Unless we fight and continue to fight, we will be lost and become slaves to a master dictator rather than free men (and women, of course).

  16. avatar

    NO DACA AND NO NO AMNESTY! We’ve given and given to to point our Americans are doing without AND THATS NOT FAIR OR RIGHT!

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    Under the Mexican constitution, foreigners, which is what dreamers are, are forbidden from any involvement at all in the political affairs of the country. The “dreamers” are doing a wonderful job making things difficult for their Democratic allies. By claiming that non citizens should have some veto power over anything, just shows that they are not as “American” as they so loudly proclaim themselves.

    Trump is willing to give citizenship to a couple million people who will vote 9 to 1 Democratic, but nothing is ever enough. Well, there is one thing we have had enough of, and it’s their attitude. Any sympathy is rapidly going out the window. When you insist on all or nothing, guess what you are going to get.

  18. avatar

    How ridiculous, I am glad they’re not accepting the President offer, I didn’t accept it either because I feel they’re undeserving to get a pathway when their illegal. So now the dead line is approaching so there will be a mass deporting happening. Americans will never accept open borders or their illegal parents. They all need to start over and start at step one, go back where they’re from and apply if not stay gone.. they’re cutting their nose off to spite their face. It’s ridiculous these people letting illegals push them because we Americans are the ones who vote.