Conservative Group In Ad Aimed At Latinos: Barack Obama Deports Lots Of Illegal Immigrants
A conservative group called American Principles in Action is running an ad targeted at Latinos that emphasizes the fact that Barack Obama has deported a lot of illegal immigrants:
“Don’t be fooled by President Obama’s words,” the narrator says. “He’s not committed to immigrants. He only wants our vote. With the election on the line, he offers our undocumented youth a temporary solution that cheats them of legal status. Why didn’t he keep his promise to push immigration reform? Instead, Obama has deported more people than any other president in this country’s history. With friends like these, who needs enemies?”
Politifact rates the ad as “half true” because, technically, Bush deported more people in eight years than Obama has since 2009. However, Obama has been on a pace since he entered office that would put him well ahead of Bush’s record at the end of eight years.
What really occurs to me, though, are two thoughts:
- Why is a conservative group hitting Barack Obama for deporting illegal immigrants? Isn’t that what they want?
- If this ad is targeted at Latinos, why isn’t at least part of it in Spanish?