Because the Democrats care more about illegal aliens than they do about US citizens and members of the military.
We'll see how long it lasts. I'll miss a paycheck or two. Maybe more. If the Democrats think that this will play well in an election year, they have another thing coming. As someone pointed out, the typical GOP voter is a maker, not a taker. The typical Democrat voter is the opposite. I don't see this playing well with the majority of voters in America.