Pro-Trump influencers fire up fears of migrant ‘invasion’ ahead of U.S. election

YouTube influencer Nick Shirley speaks with a day laborer Elpidio Matute as Shirley and Brandon Buckingham stage a protest in front of the White House May 15, in Washington D.C. (Ted Hesson/Reuters/File Photo)

One late afternoon in mid-May, a half dozen Hispanic day laborers were paid $20 each to parade in front of the White House on camera, holding signs with slogans like “I Love Biden” and “I Need Work Permit for My Family.”