Earth Day Ad Blames Immigrants for California's Environmental Issues

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A new Earth Day ad released by Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) is blaming immigrants for environmental issues throughout California.

The CAPS ad features a young boy asking questions such as: "If Californians are having fewer children, why is it so crowded? and "If Californians are having fewer children, why isn’t there enough water?"

The organization, whose mission statement says it "works to formulate and advance policies and programs designed to stabilize the population of California, the U.S. and the world at levels which will preserve the environment and a good quality of life for all," says in its ad that the answer to those questions is immigration.

"Let's slow immigration and save some California for tomorrow," the ad states.

According to The Huffington Post, CAPS is considered "an extremist hate group that isn’t rooted in any reality" by the California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC).

“They’re basically trying to find any way to spin their anti-immigrant vitriol, so hey, why not choose the environment?” CIPC executive director Reshma Shamasunder told The Huffington Post. “It’s a little bit disingenuous to scapegoat a very specific community."

Watch the Earth Day ad below and sound off in the comments with your thoughts:

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