CAPS Takes on Trump Flip-Flop on Legal Immigration in New TV Ad

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March 21, 2019
President Trump made many campaign promises on immigration. The President promised to make border security a priority. He promised to make E-Verify mandatory, cutting off the magnet for immigrants to illegally migrate to the United States in search of work. The President also repeatedly promised to lower immigration levels.

Which is why many Americans, especially those of us concerned with mass immigration, were disappointed when President Trump flip-flopped on his campaign promise to lower legal immigration levels, recently saying in his SOTU address that he wants, "people to come into our country in the largest numbers ever."

Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) took the President at his word, and launched a TV and digital ads in Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia asking why President Trump would call for increases in immigration and foreign workers when American wages just began rising.  The ads are scheduled to run six weeks. 

Watch the ad here:

CAPS Executive Director Ric Oberlink had this to say about wages and increasing legal immigration to the United States.

“Don’t working-class Americans deserve a raise after forty years?  The last thing our low-skilled workers need now is more immigration, more people who will compete for jobs and drive down wages.”  

“As wages increase for our most vulnerable workers and more workers move back into America’s middle class, the vast income inequality gap in the U.S. could begin to narrow,” added Oberlink. “Trump deserves credit for that, but if he yields to cheap-labor interests and increases immigration, working-class wage gains will reverse. He’ll end up making Americans poor again.”

You can read CAPS' full press release here.

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