“The man lacks compassion and conviction, has no compass and his words are as worthless as his racial views,” reads a statement from the group released on Monday.
To USHLI, the Trump administration is “beginning to slowly swirl around the drain of discreditation.” Last week, the president reportedly referred to Haiti and African nations as “shitholes” during a bipartisan meeting on DACA, and USHLI has called out Trump’s racist blunder as the reason the president has attached terms to his support of a DACA solution.
On Friday, the president tweeted that the DACA deal discussed at the meeting would not "properly fund" his proposed wall along the border with Mexico, among other criticisms.
“Feeling the backlash for his poop-filled mouth he retaliated by making his position on DACA conditional,” the group’s statement reads. “Showing that he can talk out of both sides of his potty mouth.”
On Sunday, the president tweeted, "DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don’t really want it, they just want to talk and take desperately needed money away from our Military."
Representatives of USHLI contended on Monday that DACA recipients are not bargaining chips.
“DACA students are not pawns to be played with by either party or the President,” USHLI Operations Manager and Policy Analyst Laura Bedolla said in the statement. “Over 800,000 lives are at stake and they deserve better.”
“DACA recipients grew up in the United States and are now pursuing an education that will help raise the average educational attainment level of Americans,” Bedolla continued. “The nation’s security would be better served by working harder to keep DACA immigrants in than keeping immigrants out.”
Since 1982, USHLI, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization, has worked to empower Latinos and other disenfranchised groups by promoting leadership, education and civic participation. To learn more about the group, click here.