This week a group of immigrant activists in North Carolina unveiled a billboard campaign taking aim at Democratic Senator Kay Hagan for her immigration positions.
Hagan was one of the five Democratic senators who opposed the DREAM Act in 2010 and recently voted in favor of a bill sponsored by Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas that would have done away with the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Hagan has presented herself as being to the right of most of her Democratic colleagues on immigration.
In North Carolina, Latino voters are about 3.1% of the voting population, and in this election cycle, immigration ranks as a top issue this election cycle for Latinos. But Latino voters are not as eager to support Democrats as they were in recent elections.
“We, as the Latino community in North Carolina purchased a billboard to make sure that Latino North Carolinians know that Hagan is working against them in Washington. This campaign is funded by both the undocumented and documented Latino community in and around North Carolina,” stated a press release from the National Immigrant Youth Alliance.
This billboard campaign is indicative of the frustration that immigration activists have with the Democratic establishment and its leader, President Obama.
Photo credit: image courtesy of National Immigrant Youth Alliance