President Donald Trump's administration will allow over 120,000 undocumented immigrants who entered the country as children to stay.
From January to March of this year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services approved 124,799 applications as part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy that began with Trump's predecessor.
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly indicated during his testimony before Congress last week that he would protect those approved under DACA, also known as "DREAMers," though he added, "I am hoping, frankly, because there is bipartisan support for doing something about DACA legally, legislatively," according to The Washington Times.
"You've got to solve this problem," he told the House Homeland Security Committee, according to The Daily Caller.
"I'm not going to let the Congress off the hook. You've got to solve it."
Kelly's words upset members of Trump's support base, including Americans for Legal Immigration PAC leader William Gheen, one of the president's first backers during his campaign.
"Fire this illegal alien amnesty backer," Gheen said of the secretary to the Times.
Conservative Review ran an article on Trump's "betrayal," quoting the president vowing on Aug. 31, 2016 to "immediately terminate President [Barack] Obama's two illegal executive amnesties in which he defied federal law and the Constitution."
"Trump's own DHS, led by Secretary John Kelly, is taking active steps to violate the Constitution," Conservative Review's Daniel Horowitz writes. "At this point, it has become Trump's amnesty."
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