Immigration Fact Checker

Dec 08

Seattle Times Manipulates and Misleads

More Misinformation from the Media: America is a nation of immigrants and a welcoming land of opportunity. This increases the nation’s strength and stature. . . . Trump has said the 14th Amendment’s provision of citizenship to those born in the U.S. should not be denied to children of immigrants without documents. That echoes his …

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Dec 01

Sun Times Twists Words

More Misinformation from the Media: Maybe Cardinal Blase Cupich, and his compassionate, vocal embrace of immigrants, will rub off on Gov. Bruce Rauner. . . . Back home in Illinois, immigrants of many backgrounds remain anxious and fearful about a Donald Trump presidency. They need to hear from Rauner that he is on their side, …

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Nov 23

NYT: No Purge of Criminal Aliens

More Misinformation from the Media: President-elect Donald Trump says he will move immediately to deport or imprison two million . . . unauthorized-immigrant criminals. . . . Like many of his proposals, this one sounds tough and straightforward, but it makes no sense under scrutiny and is frightening to think about. Start with the fact …

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Nov 17

Times Tells Natives to Stay in Their Place

There will not likely be a return to the whiteness of social dominance and exclusive national identity. Immigration cannot be halted without damaging Western nations’ economies. . . . And the other groups who seem to be “cutting in line” are in fact getting a chance at progress that was long denied them. . . …

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Nov 10

Nations Need Borders

More Misinformation form the Media:   Since its founding, the U.S. has been at its worse when it works to keep people from becoming citizens. . . . “A nation without borders,” Donald Trump has warned us, “is not a nation at all.” . . . Truth is that the nation’s prosperity has long rested on …

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Nov 03

Immigration Impacts Other Issues

More Misinformation from the Media: Another set of figures comes from a big survey by The Washington Post, which finds that most Americans simply aren’t that worked up about [immigration]. The ordered list of issues the public cares most about reads: jobs and the economy; health care; terrorism; the environment, immigration; and foreign policy. Immigration …

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Nov 03

Illegal Immigrtion Boosts Crime

More Misinformation from the Media: [T]hat includes nearly 11 million illegal foreign nationals. Logistically, it is questionable how . . . we could arrange . . . to have all these people deported. More importantly, why would we want law-abiding and contributing residents deported? In fact, there is a scholarly consensus, which has concluded for …

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Oct 27

Libertarianism Is for Losers

More Misinformation from the Media: It is ironic that conservatives, believers in limited government and the free market, should be pushing heavy-handed government intervention in the labor market to shield Americans from competition. – Anti-Immigration Restrictionism Is for Losers, Reason, Shikha Dalmia, 10/24/16 Fact Check: Reason is a libertarian magazine, and a staunch advocate of …

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Oct 13

Immigration Isn’t Dying as an Issue

More Misinformation from the Media: Fertility rates have essentially collapsed throughout Latin America. . . . That explains why the wave of Mexican immigration has evaporated. And while migration pressure from Central America in a sense has replaced the Mexican cohort, that entire region has a third of Mexico’s population. . . . [T]he fear …

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Oct 06

NYT Ignores American Huddled Masses

More Misinformation from the Media: Give me your extreme-vetted, your ideologically certified, your elite. Send only the smartest, the best connected, the richest to our shores. No losers, no free thinkers, and no ugly people please. . . . In the hate speech that Donald Trump gave on immigration in Phoenix . . . he …

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