Conservative billionaire Koch brothers unlikely supporters of DREAMers


“Conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch, often referred to as the Koch brothers, are pushing Congress to pass a bill protecting DREAMers, undocumented young immigrants at risk of deportation since President Trump scrapped DACA.

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The Libertarian brothers, who have incredible influence on the Hill, have clashed with Trump on other issues, like the travel ban on Muslim-majority countries. Their network told The Daily Beast it plans to focus on Latino issues.

“The Seminar Network is committed to working with and encouraging lawmakers to come together to pass a durable solution into law,” spokesman James Davis told The Daily Beast. “Our country has benefited tremendously from a history of welcoming people from all cultures and backgrounds. This is a hallmark of free and open societies.”

The bulk of the network’s plan involves working with the Libre Initiative, which plans to work with lawmakers to secure permanent U.S. residency for DACA beneficiaries.”

More details at Metro.