Pro-immigrant group launches campaign following ‘s---hole’ comments

Pro-immigrant group launches campaign following ‘s---hole’ comments
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An immigration advocacy group released Wednesday a series of ads targeting Republican senators that reference President TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday Shows preview: Lawmakers, Trump allies discuss Russia probe, migrant family separation Seth McFarlane: Fox News makes me 'embarrassed' to work for this company  'Art of the Deal' co-author: Trump would act like Kim Jong Un if he had the same powers MORE's alleged comments about "shithole countries."

The high five-figure digital ad purchase by iAmerica Action will run through the week, ahead of Friday's government shutdown deadline.

"Build dreams, not walls," reads the generic ad set to run in Washington, D.C., followed by a quote attributed to Trump: "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"

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The ad will also target Republican Sens. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiOvernight Energy: Spending bill targets Pruitt | Ryan not paying 'close attention' to Pruitt controversies | Yellowstone park chief learned of dismissal through press release Senate committee targets Pruitt scandals in spending bill GOP chairman seeks ‘sufficient’ funding for EPA watchdog office MORE (Alaska), Cory GardnerCory Scott GardnerSessions floats federal law that would protect states that decriminalize marijuana RNC mum on whether it will support Trump-backed Corey Stewart Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by PCMA — Dems see midterm advantage in new ObamaCare fight MORE (Colo.), Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioSenate rejects effort to boost Congress's national security oversight The Memo: Summit gives Trump political boost — with risks The Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump, Kim make history with summit MORE (Fla.), Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsSunday Shows preview: Lawmakers, Trump allies discuss Russia probe, migrant family separation Ernst, Fischer to square off for leadership post Democrats seize on DOJ's ObamaCare decision ahead of midterms MORE (Maine), and Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerAnti-Trump Republicans better look out — voters might send you packing Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by PCMA — Dems see midterm advantage in new ObamaCare fight Action by Congress is needed to help victims of domestic violence MORE (Nev.) in their home states.

The comments were attributed to Trump by Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinHugh Hewitt to Trump: 'It is 100 percent wrong to separate border-crossing families' Opioid treatment plans must include a trauma-informed approach Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by PCMA — Dems want answers on DOJ ObamaCare decision MORE (D-Ill.) after a White House meeting to discuss a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) replacement proposed by a bipartisan group of senators that included Durbin and Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamTrump’s danger on North Korea? Raised expectations Graham: If you don't like me working with Trump, 'I don't give a s--t' Dems seek to leverage ObamaCare fight for midterms MORE (R-S.C.).

Trump reportedly made the comment in reference to Haiti, El Salvador and African countries, a central part of the discussion because of proposed changes to the diversity lottery and family reunification programs.

Congress has until Friday to agree on a funding deal to avoid a government shutdown, and many Democrats have said they won't vote for any funding bill unless DACA is addressed.

Trump rescinded DACA in September, giving Congress until March 5 to find a permanent replacement. At the time, the program had about 690,000 beneficiaries who were allowed to live and work in the United States despite being undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as minors.