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 TrumpDemocrats' CNN town halls exposed an extreme agenda Buttigieg says he doubts Sanders can win general election Post-Mueller, Trump has a good story to tell for 2020 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 SchumerMJ Hegar announces Texas Senate bid Hillicon Valley: House Dems subpoena full Mueller report | DOJ pushes back at 'premature' subpoena | Dems reject offer to view report with fewer redactions | Trump camp runs Facebook ads about Mueller report | Uber gets B for self-driving cars Dem legal analyst says media 'overplayed' hand in Mueller coverage MORE (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiTrevor Noah on lack of Pelosi nickname from Trump: 'There is a reverence for her' Trump says he would challenge impeachment in Supreme Court The Hill's Morning Report - Will Joe Biden's unifying strategy work? 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.