Californians for Population Stabilization is trying to persuade swing-voters to oppose immigration increases, even as President Barack Obama is trying to get the issue off the 2014 ballot.
The group, which wants to reduce immigration levels, is paying more than $100,000 to run TV-ads that are aimed at voters in North Carolina, Alaska and Louisiana. The ads are carried by CNN and its tabloid subsidiary, HLN, during the morning news, in daytime and up to 8.00 p.m.
The group avoided Fox News because it is trying to reach Democrats and swing-voters. Polls shows large slices of those two demographics strongly oppose Obama’s immigration policies and his downplayed plan to provide work-permits to millions of illegal immigrants by the end of the year.
The group previously ran ads against top GOP leaders in the House.
“The idea is to remind voters that nobody is looking out for their best interests, especially if they are either without jobs or in danger of losing their jobs,” said Joe Guzzardi, CAPS’ ad director. “This union between politicians and the wealthy people shuts them out,” he told The Daily Caller.
‘This is an SOS from the working people of California to the working people of America,” the ad begins.
“Wall Street billionaires have convinced President Obama that there’s a worker shortage – now President Obama is pushing to double immigration and allow in two million more people a year to take jobs,” the ad continues.
“He even wants amnesty for six million illegal aliens who will take jobs too.”
“If our own president won’t stand up for us, who will? Ask you senators where they stand.”
Most GOP candidates have avoided the hot-button issue, despite lopsided political opposition to additional immigration, because the GOP’s business donors strongly backed the Senate’s 2013 immigration rewrite.
The Senate’s June 2013 immigration bill would have aided progressives and businesses by roughly doubling the inflow of immigrants and guest-workers up to nearly 4 million per year. That’s close to the number of young Americans who enter the workforce each year, and is enough to increase dependency on government, stall wages and shift more of the nation’s annual income towards investors.
However, GOP candidates in Arkansas, New Hampshire and Michigan have successfully used the linked issues of border security and immigration to boost their numbers against Democratic incumbents.