AFL-CIO Launches Ads Designed to Divide

Both Terry McAuliffe and the AFL-CIO have one thing in common:  They want to try to convince Latino voters that Americans, and a Republican Party that seeks secure borders and the rule of immigration law, hate them.  The strategy is to run Spanish-language ads that pull immigration-related statements from elected officials out of context, and then superimpose them over pictures of Latino soldiers and families.  Today the AFL-CIO launched a large ad campaign allegedly designed to pressure House Republicans into passing a massive immigration-amnesty bill.  In fact, these ads are merely designed to sow ethnic division and hatred – using Spanish language media as a separate channel to sow political division. The ads are misleading and are willfully manipulating immigration policy to further partisan advantage over sound public policy.

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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.


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    This another example of why I left the union 20 years ago. How in the heck can the AFL-CIO claim it is standing for American workers rights while at the same time supporting amnesty for criminal border crossers? It’s like saying Hitler supported Jews. Just like the “Big Business” they claim to protect their members from, it is obvious they care only for the millions of dollars they can cash in on by admitting illegal alien workers into their unions – while tens of thousands of their American members are out of work.

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