Immigration Fact Checker

Apr 16

Libertarian Theories Don’t Match Reality

What would happen, then, if we took a radical policy—global open borders and introduced it tomorrow? What would happen . . . if anybody could move to any other country and work legally? The estimate is that global GDP would increase between 50 and 150 percent, which is 350 trillion dollars in annual extra growth …

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Apr 15

Senators Call for Probe of Foreigners Replacing U.S. Workers

A bipartisan group of ten senators has called for a federal probe of charges that American Information Technology workers being unlawfully replaced with foreign workers holding H-1B visas. Many tech companies claim that they need to hire foreigners because there aren’t enough Americans to fill job openings. Drawing attention to this issue was the report that Southern California Edison, California’s second-largest utility, had terminated some of its American IT workers while requiring them to train their H-1B replacements.

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Apr 09

Diversity Is Our Weakness and Downfall

“The degree of cultural diversity that [immigration] introduces to this country is rather like the cultural diversity we had in the 19th century, and for that matter in the 18th century at the time of founding,” observed American Enterprise Institute political scientist Charles Murray. In many ways, according to Murray, diversity has been a positive …

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Apr 02

We Can Take Eleven Million Immigrants a Year?

When I was growing up in the 1980s, I watched my grandfather . . . struggle with his own prejudice. . . . But there was one view he wasn’t going to change. He had no time for Hispanics, he told us, and he wasn’t backing down. After all, this wasn’t a matter of bigotry. …

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Mar 26

North American Passport Would Subvert U.S. Sovereignty

In recognition of our shared destiny, the three countries [The United States, Mexico and Canada] should create a North American passport that would, over time, allow their citizens to travel, work, and innovate anywhere in North America. . . . In the North American context, much like within the European Union, our economies and societies …

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Mar 19

Birthright Citizenship Isn’t in the Fourteenth Amendment

“O’Reilly and his guests . . . ignored the fact it’s not merely a ‘law’ that confers citizenship to children born in the United States – it’s the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. That amendment, intended to ensure equal protection for all persons in the wake of the Civil War and the abolition of slavery, …

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Mar 12

The ‘Lugenpresse’ NYT Lies Again

“The first thing to know about the lawsuit brought by two dozen states to block President Obama’s executive actions on immigration is that it is a meritless screed wrapped in flimsy legal cloth and deposited on the doorstep of a federal district judge in Brownsville, Tex.” – The New York Times, Nativist Lawsuit on the …

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Mar 05

Imagine Defames Restrictionist Motives

After a federal judge stalled President Obama’s executive action on immigration, it was no surprise that Frank Gaffney hosted Rosemary Jenks, the Director of Governmental Relations at NumbersUSA, on his radio show last week. . . . The show took on an anti-Muslim conspiratorial turn when Jenks built on Gaffney’s fear mongering and attacked U.S. …

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Feb 26

Illegal Aliens Are a Net Economic Loss

“Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has . . . framed the immigration debate as a struggle between American-born and foreign workers. . . . Sessions railed [that] for American citizens, the [Senate immigration bill] offered nothing except lower wages, higher unemployment, and a heavier tax burden.” – The Huffington Post, Roque Planas 2/17/15. Fact Check: This …

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Feb 19

Obama Simply Isn’t Telling the Truth

It does not grant citizenship, or the right to stay here permanently, or offer the same benefits that citizen receive – only Congress can do that. All we’re saying is we’re not going to deport you. President Obama, Remarks by the President in Address to the Nation on Immigration, 11/20/14. Fact Check: President Obama made …

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