A new television ad from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) shows a bunch of professionals in business attire crossing the U.S. border with Mexico illegally, purportedly showing them coming into America to take jobs away from America’s elite.
“I understand that when the mainstream media covers immigration, it doesn’t often see it as an economic issue,” Cruz says, using audio from the mid-November debate in Milwaukee where he made this point, in the ad.
But, I can tell you for millions — of Americans at home watching this, it is a very personal economic issue. And, I will say the politics of it will be very, very different if a bunch of lawyers or bankers were crossing the Rio Grande. Or if a bunch of people with journalism degrees were coming over and driving down the wages in the press. Then, we would see stories about the economic calamity that is befalling our nation.
The ad then cuts to a split-screen of him versus the non-conservative pro-amnesty