CAPS 'Children' Ad

A controversial, anti-immigration group is seeking to link its message to the environment with TV ads airing through Earth Day on April 22.

Californians for Population Stabilization launched the ads in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco on multiple networks in each market.

The Santa Barbara-based group has been one of the most active organizations attempting to derail immigration reform nationally, and has come under fire for the extremist views of some of it’s board members.

The TV ads feature a child asking the audience: “If Californians are having fewer children, why are there so many cars?”; “If Californians are having fewer children, why isn’t there enough water?” The child concludes, “If Californians are having fewer children, where are all the people coming from?”

Between 2000 and 2010, California’s population grew by 3,390,000 and the state is expected to add another 13 million people by 2050 based on current population projections. The group argues that native Californians are having fewer children and most of that growth is coming from immigration.

“Part of the solution to reversing California’s environmental decline, while not politically correct or convenient, is certainly simple,” commented Jo Wideman, Executive Director of Californians for Population Stabilization. “If we slow mass immigration, we can slow population growth and save some California for tomorrow.”

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.