FWD.us, the pro-amnesty and pro-open borders organization headed by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, believes that the Trump administration’s efforts to crack down on illegal immigration and deport those who are in the country illegally is harmful to the public at large.
“Congress’s repeated obsession with passing laws that would lead to huge increases in deportations of undocumented immigrants without any serious criminal record puts millions more families at risk and hurts public safety for everyone,” said FWD.us President Todd Schulte in a statement following a House Judiciary Committee hearing.
According to Schulte, support for amnesty for illegal immigration has reached an “all-time high of 90 percent,” a questionable figure considering that amnesty legislation has been soundly rejected by constituents and shot down in Congress due to a lack of support.
As the House committee reviewed a package of bills that would ratchet up enforcement of immigration laws and increase border security, Schulte claimed that such endeavors are a waste of time and money.
“Congress will spend taxpayer dollars marking up a bill – again – that is harmful and takes the wrong approach,” he claimed.
Instead of enforcing federal law, Schulte insisted that Congress and the Trump administration should make a path to citizenship for the estimated 13 million illegal immigrants currently in the country and should ramp up the number of foreign guest workers who gain residency in the U.S. via controversial programs like the H-1B visa.
“Smart immigration reform that would strengthen border security, create a pathway to citizenship for those undocumented immigrants who can pass a background check, and modernize our broken legal visa system” would “make our nation safer,” Schulte concluded.
The anti-immigration enforcement faction has come out to characterize the Trump administration’s approach to borders security as unconstitutional and expensive. But supporters claim that only drastic action will be able to get the enormous problem posed by illegal immigration under control.