NOVEMBER 03, 2011
Judicial Watch, the public interest organization that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it launched a national television advertising campaign on October 24, 2011 to combat illegal immigration. A key purpose of the campaign is to collect petitions from the American people urging governors of all 50 states, to obey and enforce all laws against illegal immigration.
The petition campaign is being driven through a series of television advertisements broadcast on local television networks in regional markets located in California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas, as well as nationwide on Fox Business News (FBN).
In this new national campaign, Judicial Watch asks Americans take a stand on this illegal immigration crisis: “The cost of illegal immigration is a burden on every taxpaying citizen. That’s why Judicial Watch fights hard to hold politicians accountable when they violate and undermine immigration law. Take a stand. Sign this petition and tell your state governor to enforce our federal immigration laws.”
“Politicians in Washington and in the states want to ignore the illegal immigration crisis, while asking taxpayers to foot the bill. Judicial Watch wants the rule of law enforced and we know millions of Americans share our views. Our new television spots are designed to educate and motivate Americans to take a stand against politicians who simply refuse to enforce or even obey the laws against illegal immigration,” said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch.
Judicial Watch is a national leader in the illegal immigration debate and currently represents the Arizona State Legislature in its defense against the Obama administration’s lawsuit challenging SB 1070, Arizona’s illegal immigration enforcement law. On September 12, 2011, Judicial Watch filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the Arizona State Legislature, supporting Arizona’s petition to the Supreme Court to review the Obama administration’s SB 1070 lawsuit. Judicial Watch has also litigated against local and state “sanctuary policies” that violate laws against illegal immigration.