Hilario Yanez, a Mexican national brought to the United States when he was one, praised President Donald Trump on Saturday while slamming Democratic leadership in Congress.
Yanez, who goes by Eli, accused Democrats of not actually caring about DREAMers, saying that they were being used as "pawns" by the Democratic Party.
"They never should have shut down the government over DACA," Yanez said, specifically citing House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer. "There is plenty of time on the table to fix this. March 5 is the deadline."
Yanez also applauded Trump for taking on the issue and trying to solve it his first year in office.
"Here's a guy who wants to provide a pathway to citizenship for myself and really make a difference in my life," Yanez said. "I think it’s time for people who want to come to the United States to focus... on skills so [they] contribute to the American economy right away."