Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY), who is being challenged by Michael Grimm in New York’s 11th Congressional District, received President Trump’s endorsement on Wednesday despite his record of supporting mass immigration.
Since 2015, Donovan has consistently supported expansive amnesties for illegal aliens. Just last year, Donovan co-sponsored Rep. Carlos Curbelo’s (R-FL) “Recognizing America’s Children Act,” which would have granted amnesty to the majority of the 12 to 30 million illegal aliens living throughout the U.S.
That same year, Donovan co-sponsored the “BRIDGE Act,” which would have given amnesty to all illegal aliens who are eligible and enrolled in the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Despite this record, Trump called Donovan “strong on borders & crime.”
There is no one better to represent the people of N.Y. and Staten Island (a place I know very well) than @RepDanDonovan, who is strong on Borders & Crime, loves our Military & our Vets, voted for Tax Cuts and is helping me to Make America Great Again. Dan has my full endorsement!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2018
Donovan has also supported increases to foreign guest worker programs, wherein low-skilled foreign nationals are brought to the U.S. to take blue-collar American jobs, depleting wages in the process.
In 2015, 2017, and this year, Donovan voted to increase the H-2B foreign guest worker visa program, through which thousands of cheaper, low-skilled foreign nationals are imported every year.
Sources close to Breitbart News say former John Boehner aide Johnny DeStefano has a heavy hand over political endorsements by Trump.