Leftist Group that Blasted Trump Over DACA Gets Biggest Slice of $37 Mil HUD Grant

Judicial Watch | 1/25/2018 | Staff
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A leftist group that attacked President Trump for terminating an Obama program that protects hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants living in the U.S. is being rewarded with taxpayer dollars. The Washington D.C. nonprofit, National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), will get the largest chunk—$999,962—of a $37 million grant awarded this week to fight housing discrimination. The cash is being distributed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), an agency long embroiled in a multitude of scandals and well known for waste and abuse.

The generous award comes on the heels of NFHA’s Trump bashing over a contentious policy known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that shields nearly 800,000 illegal aliens under the age of 31 from deportation and lets them obtain work permits and drivers’ licenses. The overwhelming majority—548,000—are from Mexico, according to figures released by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in September. El Salvador (25,900), Guatemala (17,700) and Honduras (16,100) are the next three countries with the most DACA recipients, the government figures show. The biggest concentration of illegal aliens protected by DACA are in California (197,900) and Texas (113,000), though states such as Illinois (35,600), New York (32,900), Florida (27,000) and Arizona (25,500) also have significant numbers. Most came to the U.S. as children “through no fault of their own,” which is why former President Obama launched DACA through executive order in 2012. The bottom line is that DACA rewards people for breaking the law.

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Predictably, when Trump dismantled DACA a few months ago open borders groups went ballistic. They fired off letters to Congress and trashed the commander-in-chief for returning to the rule of law. NFHA led the pack, releasing a statement from its president and CEO, Shanna L. Smith, saying “Donald Trump’s horrifying decision to terminate DACA represents one of the most destructive...
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