Republican Tom Tancredo today unveiled a second hard-hitting TV ad on illegal immigration, this one blaming porous borders for allowing violent Central American gangs into the country.
The spot shows victims of the gangs in Central America, then shows victims in the US as the screen says, "Pushing Drugs. Raping Kids. Destroying Lives. The Consequences of Open Borders." (Watch it here.)
The ad, which will air in Iowa, is a sequel to one of the most talked-about ads of the presidential campaign so far, one that warned that terrorists were loose in the US because of lax immigration laws. It showed a hooded man entering a shopping mall and ended with the sound of an explosion.
The Colorado congressman has been the most vociferous on the issue, and at last week's debate took credit for other Republicans also talking tough.