The anti-immigrant group Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) is airing TV ads on MSNBC and other channels to blame immigrants for increasing carbon emissions in the U.S., leading to “environmental degradation.”
Californians for Population Stabilization bases its research on a flawed report by the nativist Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), which is connected to the hate group Federation for American Immigration Reform.
“Concerned about Americans’ huge carbon footprint? Then you should be concerned about immigration,” a man in the ad says in an attempt to scare viewers. “Immigrants produce four times more carbon emissions in the U.S. than their home countries. Reducing immigration won’t solve global warming, but it is part of the solution.”