The anti-undocumented immigrant group Americans for Legal Immigration PAC initially gave President Donald Trump until Tax Day to end a program they consider “amnesty,” or else they would revoke their endorsement.
When he didn’t, they gave him more time. If he didn’t end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in his first 100 days as president, they said, they’d pull their support. That deadline was Saturday ― he still hadn’t ended it. On Tuesday, ALIPAC president William Gheen finally did it: He said the organization no longer supports Trump.
“While we may be one of the first groups representing Trump’s base on immigration issues to leave the fold, we won’t be the last,” Gheen wrote in an open letter on ALIPAC’s website. “ALIPAC’s announcement about Trump will be considered as a warning sign among many American patriots that we have been lied to, misled, and betrayed, and our warning will have far reaching implications for the Trump administration and his band of pro-Amnesty advisors and cabinet members.”