Category: Immigration Fact Checker

May 17

American Dream Has Its Limits

More Misinformation from the Media: Mr. Trump says he wants a “merit based” immigration system, and a few would argue with the idea that people with marketable skills should get a leg up in the process of coming to America. But what he means is that he wants to shut down two pathways by which …

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May 10

We Still Need Border Security

More Misinformation from the Media: President Trump’s failure to secure funding for his new “beautiful” border wall has prodded him to new flights of rhetoric excess and deviation from fact. . . . In the magic kingdom of Mr. Trump’s worldview, Central Americans are flooding northward through Mexico to take advantage of DACA. . . …

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May 03

NYT Shows Anti-Trump Animus

More Misinformation from the Media: The first term of the Supreme court is wrapping up with a lawsuit that epitomizes the nature of the person occupying the Oval Office. . . . [T]he justices will hear oral arguments . . . in a challenge to the legality and constitutionality of President Trump’s travel ban, which …

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Apr 26

The Post Backs Fake Democracy

More Misinformation from the Media: Although his audience was the European Parliament, French President Emmanuel Macron articulated truths on Tuesday that resonate for the entire globe. Nationalism and authoritarianism are on the march. Democracy as an ideal and in practice seems to be under siege. The United States, traditionally a beacon of freedom, has dimmed …

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Apr 12

We’re a Nation of Americans

More Misinformation from the Media: Everyone loves a litmus test, and because abortion has proved too thorny these past few years, some on the left have proposed another bright line for candidates to toe: the abolition of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. . . . It may seem odd, or even radical, that Democrats are …

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Apr 05

SFGATE Story Shows Extreme Bias

More Misinformation from the Media: A new ad campaign that was rolled out Thursday at a number of heavily trafficked BART stations is being dubbed as “disgusting” and “thinly-veiled anti-immigrant” by passengers and critics. The signs, first reported by Buzzfeed, are directed at American tech workers, and claim that Bay Area tech companies believe they …

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Mar 29

The Chain Link Makes Sense

More Misinformation from the Media: The really disorienting thing about this proposal is that it abandoned the narrow ground of prior negotiations, which revolved around Dreamers and various forms of border security—in other words the plight of undocumented immigrants and how to prevent more of them from entering the country illegally. . . . The …

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Mar 22

America Needs ICE

More Misinformation from the Media: The idea of defunding ICE has gained traction among immigrant-rights groups horrified by the speed at which, under President Donald Trump, the agency has ramped up an already brutal deportation process. . . . Though ICE abolition is spreading on the left, it quickly meets extreme skepticism elsewhere. In part, …

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Mar 15

The Job Market Isn’t Tight

Ever since Jeff Sessions decamped for the Justice Department, [Sen.] Tom Cotton [has been] a hard-liner’s hard liner . . . he . . . wants to slash legal immigrant in half. . . . [But] the economic case for halving legal immigration doesn’t make any sense. . . as the following tweet amply demonstrates. …

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Mar 08

Those Were Very Bad Bills

More Misinformation from the Media: This is a tough topic, but it isn’t insolvable. In fact Congress came up with logical solutions twice in the past 11 years but each time lacked the political resolve to turn decent bills into law. In 2006 Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Ted Kennedy (D-MA) put partisanship aside and …

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