FAIR Blasts Republican Leadership for Cowardly Effort to Make Illegal Aliens Eligible for Federal Jobs
President Trump Should Rescind the Unconstitutional DACA Program Immediately
(July 14, 2017 — Washington, D.C.) - The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in response to a provision in the House Appropriations bill that further undermines American workers:
“Last night’s action by the Republican-led House Appropriations Committee making illegal aliens eligible for federal jobs is yet another example of why President Trump must honor his campaign pledge and repeal President Obama’s unconstitutional Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
“The Appropriations Committee, without notice in the middle of the night, approved a provision changing an Obama-era rule barring DACA beneficiaries from working directly for the federal government. In an effort to provide Republican members cover for this cowardly act, Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.) took the unusual step of denying a roll call vote.
“The congressional Republican leadership, many of whom are on record calling DACA unconstitutional, has once again demonstrated its cynical disregard for American workers, transparent government, and principle.
“This betrayal of American workers must be rectified when the Appropriations bill reaches the floor of the House by stripping this provision from the bill and forcing all members of Congress to register their positions in a roll call vote. If they are not willing to do so, President Trump should immediately rescind DACA.”