An anti-immigration group’s ad pits blacks against immigrants

NBC Latino

An ad by NumbersUSA, a group opposed to immigration, which first aired during the presidential debate, has been criticized as “sowing division and fear” because it shows African-American actors highlighting black unemployment, said to be caused by an influx of immigrants.

“What I don’t understand is why our leaders are going to admit another million immigrant workers next year to take jobs when 3 million black Americans can’t find work,” the man in the ad says. “I mean, do our leaders really think black Americans don’t want to work? Let’s slow down mass immigration and save jobs for Americans — all Americans?”

Zack Stanton, a spokesperson Immigrant’s List, which bills itself as America’s number one pro-immigration political action committee, says the ad misrepresents the truth and is all about fear.

“At the most basic level, they’re trying to play to fear about the economy,” he says. “They’re trying to…

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