Saturday, September 27, 2008

New business ad campaign seeks to end immigration enforcement effort, offer amnesty

The advertising business may have reached a new low. Southwest and national business groups are now funding a campaign launched in Arizona that aims to convince voters that this country has already done enough to secure the border and now needs to legalize the 12 million or more undocumented immigrants and even consider allowing more foreigners into this country.

The group will spend "several hundred thousand dollars'' on to air the campaign on television in four states.

The commercial says there have been "incredible strides'' made in border security, the number of deportations is up and there are stronger penalties against employers who hire undocumented workers.

Glenn Hamer, president of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, "We need to finish the job on immigration reform at the federal level,'' he said. Hamer said that means not just legalizing those already here but ensuring that employers can bring in more foreign workers.

At the same time, many incumbent federal lawmakers and those hoping to unseat them in November are appealing to voters by promising to do more to staunch the flow of illegal immigrants into the U.S. Check USBC’s Election Central to find candidates seeking for increase immigration enforcement in your state.

1 comment:

  1. I doubt that these ads will convince people, especially in this economy. We don't need more floor washers, construction workers and more bad loans. Haven't we had enough?


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