COLUMBIA, S.C., Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) launched TV ads across South Carolina today 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.
"For years Americans have been told that we need to bring illegal aliens out of the shadows. Here's a better idea. Bring Americans victimized by immigration out of the shadows," commented Dan Stein, President of FAIR. "It's pretty simple. If you want to be President of the United States of America, you need to put American citizens first."
America's broken immigration system has a devastating effect on Americans across the country. Workers lose jobs and experience wage depression. The burden of unpaid healthcare bills for illegal aliens is being passed on to taxpayers. Thousands of Americans have been brutally murdered, raped and assaulted by illegal aliens. Many of those illegal aliens have been deported on multiple occasions but return to the country to live in "sanctuary cities." In many states, illegal aliens are given in-state tuition even though American kids aren't getting the same consideration. In the tech industry, Americans are made to train their foreign worker replacements before being given pink slips.
While South Carolina's economy has improved over the last couple years, there are still thousands unemployed or underemployed, especially in the African American community where employment rates continue to lag far behind the white population.
"With U.S. manufacturing contracting, now more than ever our leaders need to stand up for working people in South Carolina," commented Dan Stein. "Our so-called economic recovery is leaving whole segments of American society behind, and voters across the country understand that our immigration policies are undermining their fundamental interests. Maybe our leaders will finally get it if South Carolina voters send them a message at the polls."
The TV commercial also raises the issue of crimes committed by illegal aliens against American citizens and features Jamiel Shaw, a star high school football player brutally murdered in Los Angeles by an illegal alien. More recently, Kate Steinle was shot to death by an illegal alien while walking with her dad in San Francisco. And in South Carolina, Joyce Dargan, a mother of two, was killed by an illegal alien just outside her home.
"Immigration is a critical issue in the 2016 campaign for a reason: Voters do not feel that their interests are being served by our immigration policies, or that the political establishment even cares about their concerns. The issues raised in these ads can no longer be ignored," Stein concluded.
To view the TV commercial and learn more about FAIR, visit FAIRUS.org.
SOURCE The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)