NextGen America targets Marco Rubio with 'Dreamers' ad buy - Florida Politics

NextGen America targets Marco Rubio with ‘Dreamers’ ad buy

Liberal activist group NextGen America is targeting a number of U.S. senators and representatives with a $100,000 digital ad buy; among them is Florida’s Marco Rubio.

The spot runs six seconds, juxtaposing an image of a sleeping child receiving presents with visuals of an ICE raid.

The message: “‘Tis the season for this” (the gift being given to the child), “not this” (the ICE raid).

The clip included in the press release is targeting Nevada Sen. Dean Heller and includes a call to action to contact Heller’s office and tell him “we need a clean DREAM Act now.”

“Every day we wait to pass a clean DREAM Act, young people are threatened with deportation, being torn away from their families, and being forced out of the only country they have ever called home,” said NextGen America President Tom Steyer. “All year, Congress has gone along with Donald Trump’s anti-immigration agenda, but now it’s time to do the right thing, to do the moral thing, and to do the American thing — it’s time to pass a clean DREAM Act now.”

Steyer, a California billionaire, has spent $20 million on heavy rotation ads attempting to push impeachment of President Donald Trump. So considering his ability to dump money into campaigns, Steyer’s $100,000 is a mere pittance.

Especially so when one considers how subdivided the spend is.

In addition to the two Senators being targeted, 16 congressional Republicans are also in the mix. None of them from Florida, however.

Rubio seems to be targeted because he suggested in press interviews, such as a September hit on Fox News Radio earlier this year, that he might be open to a clean DREAM Act.

“Well, I’m not in a position to rule anything out or rule anything in. We obviously need to see where the votes are, and we need to talk to the White House and get some guidance from them about whether that is a priority they want to see before something like this is passed. Because again, with a six month period in place, we don’t have a lot of time for delay here wasting time on something that doesn’t have a chance to pass or the President’s not going to sign.”


  1. Is this what to expect from DREAMers?:

    Ruben Navarrette: One Dreamer’s missed lesson in good character

    And just who is the typical DREAMer?
    Research on Dreamers Contradicts Public Image

    ” 73 percent of DACA recipients he surveyed live in a low-income household (defined as qualifying for free lunch in high school);
    22 percent have earned a degree from a four-year college or university;
    20 percent have dropped out of high school;*
    20 percent have no education beyond high school and no plans to attend college;
    59 percent obtained a new job with a DACA work permit, but only 45 percent increased their overall earnings; and
    36 percent have a parent who holds a bachelor’s degree.”
    Don’t buy into all of that rosy PR about DACA
    Ruben Navarette: Dreamers: Don’t let Dems fool you

    “Dreamers, this is your wake-up call. Democrats want you to think they’re in your corner. But it’s not so.

    The Democrats failed you. Don’t let them fool you.”

  2. The Democrats really have no respect for the actual citizens of this country. To think they would shut down the government for illegal aliens really shows what and who is their priority. 2018 citizens will have their say.

    The CBO just cme out with a 26 billion dollar price tag for “Dreamers” over 10 years. Nice. So either write of tweet your congressman or get out your check book. Jeff Flake is doing the citizens of Arizona and the American taxpayers a great disservice.

    DACA is just like the TPS program (Temporary Protective Status) the goal for Democrats is permanent placement in the U.S. “Delayed” or “Temporary” are just terms used to mislead. These are programs used by Democrats to import as many refugees from third world country’s as they can then fight to keep them permanently. So their answer is pass a “Dream act” legalize millions of illegal aliens (DACA.) But they don’t want to separate families….. so add another 1-2 million. Same with the TPS program. Chain migration. Obama put a warm and fuzzy name on it “Dreamers.” Have you noticed the Democrats have actually changed the language. It’s not illegal alien anymore its “Immigrant.” They’re not adults, they are “Kids” or “children.” what a sales job.

    One in four American citizens unemployed. 40,000 veterans homeless and unemployed but illegal aliens security is the top priority? and why do they demand for a “clean” Dream act? why do they oppose border security? you would think DACA woud be happy just getting to stay. The goal is obvious, more illegals to cross.

    There is an estimated 800,000 DACA recipients in the US. That is 800,000 jobs American Citizens don’t have or will be in competition for.

    So when you hear of the “contributions” by illegal aliens paying taxes. Remember that also is at a cost in jobs citizens should have. Why must the citizens of our country have competition for jobs, education in their own country from foreign nationals?

    Some” of the costs associated with illegal immigration.

    *The cost of educating illegal aliens children is staggering. From K-12 it costs taxpayers $122,000 for EACH illegal alien student. This doesn’t even reflect the millions and millions of dollars spent on bilingual education teaching illegal aliens to read and speak English. We’ve been paying this for decades.

    * CBO (Congressional Budget Office) estimates that it will cost the taxpayers 26 Billion over 10 years in benefits if DACA is legalized.

    *Currently state officials are appropriating millions of taxpayer dollars for legal fees to to file law suits and in defense of illegal aliens being deported. California, Oregon, NY, Wash, Colorado are just some of the states.

    *2012 illegal aliens sent home $62 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin. This is why Mexico is getting involved in our politics.

    *30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens. Does not include local jails and State Prisons. At $21,000 per year expense per inmate in Federal Prison—U do the math.

    *$3Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens, I repeat 3 MILLION a DAY to process Illegals in the Criminal justice system.

    *$2.2Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as SNAP (food stamps),WIC, & free school lunches.

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