POLITICS
07/19/2008 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

New McCain Ad: Hispanic Immigrants Are "God's Children" (VIDEO)

In a new ad, John McCain reaches out to Hispanic members of the Armed Forces. The ad uses footage from a Republican primary debate where McCain defended immigrants against Tom Tancredo:

When you go to Iraq or Afghanistan today, you're going to see a whole lot of people who are of Hispanic background. You're even going to meet some of the few thousand that are still green card holders who are not even citizens of this country, who love this country so much that they're willing to risk their lives in its service in order to accelerate their path to citizenship and enjoy the bountiful, blessed nation.

So let's from time to time remember that these are God's children. They must come into country legally, but they have enriched our culture and our nation as every generation of immigrants before them.

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The ad will air in Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico.