Immigration hawks and President Donald Trump supporters have taken to social media to pressure the White House to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Immigration hawk Roy Beck, the executive director of NumbersUSA, has started a Twitter campaign that demands Trump keep his promise where he said he would “immediately” end DACA.
Beck wrote in a statement that it was “possible” that the Chief of Staff Reince Priebus’ more establishment-based faction of the Trump Administration could be at odds with Chief Strategist Steve and former Breitbart News Chairman Bannon’s populist sentiments on the issue of DACA.
“It is important that the citizens of America speak to the Administration with a clarity about this issue that thus far has been lacking from the Administration itself,” Beck wrote. “At the very least, the Administration must stand firm with Pres. Trump’s campaign insistence that only Congress — and not a President — has the constitutional power to give an amnesty.”
Immigration hawks and Trump supporters have been asked by NumbersUSA to tweet out a number of prepared statements on Twitter, one of which says “‘2 simple rules: buy American & hire American.’ – @POTUS. Turn illegal #DACA off @realDonaldTrump.”
“‘Every decision…will be made to benefit American workers.’ – @POTUS. Stop issuing work permits thru illegal #DACA @realDonaldTrump,” another prepared tweet reads.
Mark Krikorian, with the Center for Immigration Studies, told Breitbart Texas that at the least, the Trump administration should stop issuing new work permits everyday under DACA.
“They’re still processing these work permits,” Krikorian said. “That’s got to end at the absolute minimum.”
During a White House press briefing, Press Secretary Sean Spicer seemed to clarify to immigration hawks that DACA would be dealt with, just not as soon as some wish it would be, as Breitbart News reported.
“His priority is first and foremost focused on people who pose a threat to people in our country — to criminals, frankly. And that’s where he wants ICE to focus their efforts,” Spicer told the press.
“I think he’s continuing to make sure that his cabinet level team starts to organize and create a plan to move forward with respect to that issue, and that’s where we are right now,” Spicer continued said.
Already, hundreds have sent out Twitter messages through the NumbersUSA campaign demanding the Trump Administration immediately end DACA.
John Binder is a contributor for Breitbart Texas. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.