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FILE In this July 14, 2016 photo Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, accompanied by LULAC President Roger C. Rocha, Jr., left, hugs University of Texas student Dreamer Lizeth Urdiales, right, as she arrives to speaks at the 87th League of United Latin American Citizens National Convention at the Washington Hilton in Washington. Rocha, Jr. is facing harsh criticism for endorsing President Donald Trump’s immigration framework that includes a border wall. is facing pressure to resign after he publicly endorsed President Donald Trump immigration plan that seeks to build a border wall.
Some board members and local council leaders said Thursday that Roger Rocha, the elected president of the League of United Latin American Citizens, should step down or be removed for telling Trump the storied civil rights group would back an immigration plan the group has opposed.
are furious, Dave Rodriguez, California LULAC state director and a member of the group national board, said. LULAC is calling for the immediate resignation of our national president. The bleeding from this incident needs to stop. a letter to Trump this week,
Rocha wrote that the civil rights group would support his plan for a wall and immigration restrictions in exchange for protecting young immigrants brought to the country illegally.
But those proposed policies stand in direct contrast to what group members voted on last year which called for protecting hundreds of young immigrants brought to the country illegally without border security or the elimination of family visa categories.
Rocha said he wrote the letter at the request of the Trump Administration but rescinded it following a backlash from members in Texas, New Mexico and California. He had been negotiating with Trump officials about an immigration compromise, he said. He said Rocha support for Trump plan was clear contradiction to the group previous stance.
want to state unequivocally that I reject Mr.
Without mentioning Rocha name, the group board said in a statement the organization did not support any plan that would require border security and new immigration restriction in exchange for protecting young immigrants.
addition, the LULAC National Assembly has adopted resolutions opposing Trump offensive wall along the US/Mexican border, opposing cuts to family based immigration, opposing efforts to force state and local governments to enforce federal immigration laws, and opposing the increased detention of undocumented immigrants, the statement said,
The LULAC Young Adult Delegation, a segment made of college members, also joined other councils in calling for Rocha resignation.
Mickie Solorio Luna, a founding member of the San Benito County LULAC chapter in Hollister, California,
said it now up to the board to decide Rocha future.