RNC Releases Video Highlighting Families Affected By Illegal Immigration
New advert comes just a day before Donald Trump prepares to address the nation
A new video released by the Republican National Committee (RNC) shows how the influx of illegal aliens has impacted real American families.
The new advert comes just a day before President Donald Trump prepares to address the nation about the southern border crisis.
The video was released in conjunction with a new website launched by the RNC called Borderfacts.com, which was created to tackle misinformation from the mainstream media and Democrat Party.
"President Trump is committed to fighting for American citizens and our national security," RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel said in a statement.
"Meanwhile, Democrats are committed to fighting President Trump."
The video reveals multiple Americans who have been killed by illegal aliens, including the recent death of police officer Ronil Singh who was murdered the day after Christmas.
According to the DailyWire: The website laid out five facts that will be part of the Republican Party's push to get Democrats to take action on border security:
Fact #1: In four Customs and Border Protection sectors where physical barriers have been expanded — El Paso, Yuma, Tucson, and San Diego — illegal traffic has dropped by at least 90%.
Fact #2: In the fiscal year 2018, U.S. Border Patrol seized or helped seize 282,000 pounds of cocaine, 248,000 pounds of methamphetamine, 6,500 pounds of heroin, and 2,400 pounds of fentanyl.
Fact #3: In 2018, over 17,000 adults arrested at the border had prior criminal records.
This included over 6,000 gang members, a significant number of those members were from MS-13.
Fact #4: The Democrats would rather risk the safety of hard-working Americans than work with President Trump to secure our nation’s borders.
But in 2013, all 54 Senate Democrats, including Chuck Schumer, voted to pass legislation that provided $46 billion to build a physical barrier on the border.
Fact #5: Nancy Pelosi and her hyper-liberal Congressional colleagues just passed a bill to give $54 BILLION to foreign governments, but Democrats won’t allow only $5 billion to secure our borders and protect American citizens.
Chuck Schumer in 2009:— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 28, 2018
-Americans don't like illegal immigration
-"Illegal immigration is wrong"
-People illegally in the U.S. are "illegal aliens," not "undocumented"
-Border fence made the southern border "far more secure...created a significant barrier to illegal immigration" pic.twitter.com/zoVyEgdrTC
Dems pre-Trump:— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 5, 2019
-Hillary: Supported border wall
-Obama: More border security, illegals must speak English, go to back of line
-Schumer: Border walls work
-Reid: Offering benefits to illegals = insane
-Feinstein: US can't be Mexico's welfare
-Clinton: Illegal immigration is wrong pic.twitter.com/11AjuuOYbj
The site also highlighted previous statements made by Democrat leaders going all the way back to the Clinton administration.
"When we use phrases like 'undocumented workers,' we convey a message to the American people that their government is not serious about combating illegal immigration, which the American people overwhelmingly oppose," Senator Chuck Schumer said in 2009.
"If you don't think it's illegal, you are not going to say it. I think it is illegal and wrong, and we have to change it."
Other quotes from Democrat leaders include:
President Barack Obama:
"Real reform means strong border security, and we can build on the progress my administration has already made — putting more boots on the Southern border than at any time in our history and reducing illegal crossings to their lowest levels in 40 years.”
Secretary Hillary Clinton:
"I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in. And I do think that you have to control your borders."
President Bill Clinton:
"It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent years, and we must do more to stop it."