Immigrant advocates release anti-shutdown ad campaign

An immigration advocacy group on Wednesday released a digital ad campaign against a potential government shutdown threatened by President TrumpDonald John TrumpMcCabe says he was fired because he 'opened a case against' Trump McCabe: Trump said 'I don't care, I believe Putin' when confronted with US intel on North Korea McCabe: Trump talked to me about his election victory during 'bizarre' job interview MORE over border wall funding.

The group, the left-leaning iAmerica Action, said it will run the ads until Congress passes funding bills to prevent a partial shutdown.


In one ad, an image of Trump's face is accompanied by the caption, "I will shut it down."

The ad is referencing a highly combative meeting Tuesday in the Oval Office between Trump, Vice President Pence, Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerGOP Green New Deal stunt is a great deal for Democrats National emergency declaration — a legal fight Trump is likely to win House Judiciary Dems seek answers over Trump's national emergency declaration MORE (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiThe national emergency will haunt Republicans come election season On unilateral executive action, Mitch McConnell was right — in 2014 National emergency declaration — a legal fight Trump is likely to win MORE (D-Calif.).

In the meeting, Trump told Schumer he would "be proud to shut down the government" if Congress does not fund his proposed wall.

The three other ads feature images of Trump or of immigrants, and the captions "Jobs not walls" and "Healthcare and jobs not walls." All of the images feature the phrase "No Trump shutdown."

According to Rocio Saenz, president of iAmerica Action, the ads reflect the message sent by voters in November.,

“On Election Day, voters sent a clear message: We want good jobs, not a wasteful border wall. We need affordable health care and higher wages, not divisive policies that hurt our communities,” Saenz said. “Nevertheless, because of an ego-driven president and his divisive party, we are preparing for a destructive and unnecessary partial government shutdown.”

Democrats picked up 40 House seats in November's election, reclaiming the majority in the lower chamber, and most polls show that health care was a top issue for voters.

The new Democratic majority will be sworn in in January, giving Trump a few weeks to attempt to pass wall funding through the outgoing Republican majority.

Congress has until Dec. 21 to pass a funding bill or face a partial government shutdown.