Political ads reveal impact of illegal immigration

Friday, February 12, 2016
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Border fence imageAn immigration enforcement organization is urging the presidential candidates campaigning in South Carolina to bring Americans – not illegal immigrants – out of the shadows.

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has launched TV ads across the Palmetto State encouraging presidential hopefuls to focus more attention on helping struggling Americans – and less on making it easier for illegal aliens to take jobs, commit crimes, and get in-state college tuition. The ads will air in all major markets in South Carolina hundreds of times over the next two weeks.

FAIR spokesman Ira Mehlman says the debate about immigration all too often ignores Americans whose lives and jobs are impacted by the presence of those in the country illegally.

Mehlman, Ira (Federation for American Immigration Reform)"The rhetoric on immigration for a long time is that we have about 11 or 12 million [people] – or maybe even more than that – living in the country illegally, allegedly in the shadows. They're actually walking the halls of Congress lobbying," he offers.

"But the people who are really in the shadows are the 90 or so million Americans who are now outside the labor force," Mehlman continues. "These are people who could be put to productive use in this country. Many of them do want to work here."

Immigration is a critical issue in the 2016 campaign, he adds, for at least one particular reason: Voters do not feel that their interests are being served by the current immigration policies, or that the political establishment even cares about their concerns.

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