This week in Wisconsin, FAIR launched a new TV ad aimed at Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis-1) questioning his claim that Wisconsin has a labor shortage. While the overall unemployment in Wisconsin is 6.8%, much of the area that Ryan represents has significantly higher rates, such as 12% in Racine, 10% in Milwaukee and 9% in his hometown of Janesville.

Since Ryan has announced a series of listening sessions throughout his district on August 13-15, constituents and nearby residents will have ample opportunities to question his support of amnesty.

The Ryan TV ad is the beginning of a larger ad campaign that will be targeted throughout the country:

Beginning the week of August 5, television ads will begin running in Wisconsin taking issue with Rep. Paul Ryan’s support for massive increases in immigration to the United States. The ads are being paid for by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a national nonpartisan organization that supports enforcement of U.S. immigration laws and overall reductions in immigration to restore a fair labor market for all. The Wisconsin ad buy is over $200,000 and is the next phase of a growing seven figure ad campaign to appear around the country.  FAIR has already invested nearly $1 million in radio and TV spots in the first half of 2013 alone.  Similar ads will soon appear elsewhere.