Advertising Increased By Anti-Immigration Groups
Even though President Obama and his opponent for the presidency, Mitt Romney disagree with many immigration related issues, they both are in broad agreement about facilitating the visa process for highly skilled workers and graduates from foreign countries that own advanced degrees. However, some groups are wary of that message and are spending more and more on advertising to make an attempt at combating it.
Three groups are advocating for even lowering the amount of legal immigration into the U.S. The three, Progressives for Immigration Reform, the Federation for American Immigration Reform and Numbers USA are all advertising heading towards the election.
The majority of ads are focusing on unemployment and jobs using the argument that immigration is hurting American workers. Although all three groups disagree with the White House policy on immigration, Numbers USA said it is increasing advertising because of the recent immigration policy change made by the White House and because they are not 100% in favor of Mitt Romney either.
The group says it agrees with Romney’s stance on illegal immigration, but it feels that Romney does not know any better than the White House how legal immigration is also a labor issue and is affecting Americans in finding employment.
The organization does not endorse candidates but has run advertising during GOP debates and in the early part of 2012. However, due to recent events, the organization launched a big advertising campaign earlier in the week against all legal immigration. The ads will appear on CNN, MSNBC and Fox through July. At this point, they are being run heavily in Washington D.C., but will be increased to Florida and Nevada, two states with high unemployment rates.