Conservatives in the U.S. are joining together to oppose President Donald Trump’s immigration policy, a coalition of groups says.
The National Immigration Forum announced the formation of the National Immigration Coalition Tuesday.
It includes the American Federation of Teachers, American Federation for Children, National Immigration Law Center, National Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, National Council of La Raza, National League of Cities, National Parents Organization, National Partnership for Women and Families, National Union of Women, National United Homeowners and Tenants, United Food and Commercial Workers, United Mine Workers, and United Auto Workers.
The coalition also includes the National Organization for Women, the National Hispanic Media Coalition, and the National Education Association.
The group will continue to work with state and local groups, advocacy organizations, advocacy groups, and faith-based groups to protect immigrant rights, it said.
The policy changes announced Wednesday are not an endorsement of the Trump administration’s immigration plan.
The groups will “reinforce the message that President Trump’s proposed immigration plan is not the solution for America’s immigration crisis,” the group said in a statement.
“The new policies will fail to address the underlying problems that are fueling the unprecedented surge in deportations.”
In addition to Trump, the coalition includes the Republican National Committee, the Republican Jewish Coalition, the U., National Urban League, and others.