A republican policy that for many years lived as an undocumented immigrant in the United States and now declares himself admirer of the president, Donald Trump, has announced this week his intention to secure a position in the House of Representatives in Michigan, defending, among other policies, that build a wall on the southern border to prevent the arrival of immigrants.
Whittney Williams, 36, aspires to take office in 2020 from Democrat Haley Stevens, who won the election last November in Michigan's 11th district (which comprises part of Detroit, with 700,000 inhabitants and 82% of them white ).
"I introduce myself because I love our country, I believe in the American dream, and I want to fight against the socialist policies of the radical left," he announced, "this country has given me everything, and I hope to have the opportunity to give it back to you."
Williams arrived in the country with 10 years from the hand of his parents from Taiwan, "without knowing a word of English." His family stayed in the United States beyond what their visa allowed, which is in fact the main route of entry for undocumented immigrants, and not the southern border.
Thus, he spent the next 16 years "living in the shadows as an illegal immigrant," said Williams herself, who obtained citizenship in 2013 after marrying an American. He says he has worked in the automobile industry before, and as a model, although he does not explain whether he did it illegally.
"Now, as a citizen, I want to help change the culture of Washington," he announced. Dressed in a red cap with Trump's electoral motto, Williams has declared himself in favor of a tough border policy (including the wall) and a complete immigration reform.
She has identified herself as a dreamer, that is, one of the young people who came to the country illegally from the hands of their parents when they were children, and who have been able to stay in the country, study and get jobs thanks to the DACA program, approved in 2010 by former Democratic President Barack Obama.
Trump has eliminated this program, although the final decision will be from the Supreme Court (with a conservative majority). In case Thursday supports the president, dreamers (almost one million) can be deported immediately.
Williams, who will not be affected because he married an American, believes that dreamers "have been used for political purposes." She, in any case, supports Trump, who would have deported her if she hadn't married her husband, Brian, before.
He now believes that the arrival of immigrants across the border (mostly Latinos; his family arrived by plane, like most undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States) is the main problem that prevents a legal reform of the system migratory.