Member of Trump’s Diversity Council quits on live TV after DACA repeal

In the wake of President Trump’s announcement (via Attorney General Jeff Sessions) that he’s ending the DACA program, president and CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Javier Palomarez announced during a live TV segment that he’s resigning from Trump’s Diversity Council.

When asked by HLN’s Carol Costello if he was considering resigning in response to DACA’s repeal, Palomarez replied, “I have resigned. There is no letter – this is it. This is the resignation.”

“Javier Palomarez, let me be clear,” Costello asked in amazement. “You are resigning on HLN right now?”

“I am resigning right now from that council,” he said. “This was the only thing we were focused on, and I never believed in the wall. I did not stand in the way of the wall; nobody was going to die if a wall got built.”

“We are talking about people’s lives here, and chief among them are the young people who are brought here with no knowledge or any kind of decision of their own,” he continued. “They were brought here on average at the age of 6 or younger. They have worked hard to become good American citizens. We should be protecting these people, not expelling them from this country.”

Watch Palomarez’s resignation below:

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.