Gutierrez: Let Trump Build 'Offensive' Wall If 800K DACA Recipients Stay Protected
An Illinois Democrat seen as one of President Trump's harshest critics appeared to soften his tone on the White House's border wall plan, so long that the DACA program is maintained, "Fox & Friends" reported.
Congressman Luis Gutierrez of Chicago said that he would be open to building a wall along the southern border if President Trump goes along with Democratic plans to protect 800,000 DACA recipients from deportation.
"I'll go down there with bricks and mortar," he said, however warning that he found the wall "offensive to me and people like me who come to this country."
Cornyn, MCarthy and McConnell won’t allow a vote because their guys and Stephen Miller want to cut visas for legal immigrants...you know, people from shithole countries like my mom and dad.#ShitHoleProud https://t.co/fQxqaPNnS5
— Luis V. Gutierrez (@RepGutierrez) January 20, 2018
But, Gutierrez underlined that DREAM Act beneficiaries must not be mistreated in the process.
In 2017, Gutierrez was handcuffed for participating in a "sit-in" at the Chicago Immigration and Customs Enforcement office, demonstrating in support of the DACA program.
On "Fox & Friends", Rachel Campos-Duffy said she gives Gutierrez a lot of credit for offering somewhat of a compromise, citing the 64-year-old's otherwise staunch opposition to President Trump and the White House's illegal immigration platform.