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 TrumpSix big off-year elections you might be missing Twitter suspends GOP Rep. Banks for misgendering trans health official Meghan McCain to Trump: 'Thanks for the publicity' 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 SchumerChuck SchumerManchin meeting with Biden, Schumer in Delaware Progressives' optimism for large reforms dwindles Democratic frustration with Sinema rises MORE (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDems look to keep tax on billionaires in spending bill Sunday shows - Democrats' spending plan in the spotlight Pelosi won't say if she'll run for reelection in 2022 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.