Ex-Undocumented Immigrant Running For Congress As A Pro-Trump Republican
Whitney Williams is running for Congress against U.S. Representative Haley Stevens. Although Williams came to America illegally, she now supports a pro-Trump, anti-immigration agenda, according to Michigan local news site M Live.
Williams came to the U.S. illegally from Taiwan when she was ten-years-old. She lived in America illegally for 16 years before becoming a citizen in 2013 after marrying her American husband.
Currently, Williams is the director of diversity for Michigan’s 11th Congressional District Republican Committee. She supports President Trump and his plans to build a wall along the southern border.
“I am running for Congress because I love our country, believe in the American Dream, and want to fight back against the radical left’s socialist agenda,” Williams said. “This country has given me everything, and I hope to have the opportunity to give back by defending the Constitution and our fundamental American values.”
In 2017, Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) which let people brought to the U.S. illegally as children stay in the country. Williams would have benefitted from this program, as she was brought to the U.S. when she was ten by her family who overstayed their visas. She said she had to “live in the shadows as an illegal immigrant.”
Yet, Williams still calls immigration a “problem.”
“Rather than solving obvious problems like immigration, career politicians too often look the other way at everyone else’s expense,” Williams said.
In her congressional campaign video, Williams appeared wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.
Williams graduated from Purdue University with a master of science degree in strategic communications. She also has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in ballet performance from the University of Utah, which she put to use while performing with the American Ballet Theatre.
“Democrats are going to have a hard time using their typical playbook against me,” Williams said.
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