Immigration Fact Checker

Feb 11

The l965 Act Made Us a Weaker Nation

More Distortions and Falsehoods from the Pro-mass Immigration Media: But history provides some clarity about the relative costs and benefits of immigration over time. Fifty years ago this month, Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. . . . By any standard, it made the United States a stronger nation. . …

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Feb 04

Diversity Is a Burden, Not a Benefit

Some more misinformation and falsehoods from a mass immigration advocate: “White men have had a great run . . . [R]epression of women’s rights is coming to an end. . . . [B]y 2050 white men will be checking the “other” box on census forms. . . . Of course, human mobility is not something …

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Jan 28

Cutting Legal Immigration Is a Splendid Idea

Donald Trump’s immigration is a grab bag of just every idea floated over the past decade by conservative opponents of immigration. But there’s one especially toxic idea in the mix. . . . [H]e also opposes legal immigration. . . . What could be wrong with ‘moderation,’ or even a ‘pause?’. . . . On …

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Jan 21

Mass Immigration Conserves Nothing

Ramesh Ponnuru, a respected editor for National Review, argues in a recent essay that immigration restriction “is rapidly becoming a defining issue for American conservatism. . . . It pains me to think he may be right. I have been a committed conservative since I was in my teens. My politics have been shaped around …

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Jan 14

The Bible Doesn’t Demand Mass Immigration

Perhaps it’s worth asking what the word of God says about immigration and immigrants. . . . “Do not oppress a foreigner,” we read in Exodus 23. . . . The collar here is that the United States has often been described as a nation of immigrants, which suggests that all of us . . …

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Jan 07

Rhetoric of the Times Goes off the Rails

“Go ahead, deplore Donald Trump . . . Reject his appeals to exclusion and hatred. . . . [He has] brought his party and its politics to the brink of fascism. . . . And party officials around the country, attuned to the power of fear, have developed homegrown versions of the Trump approach. . …

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Dec 31

The Post Gets It Wrong on Immigration

A century ago, a prominent sociologist [Edward Ross] lamented the scourge of immigrants in American society. . . . Now comes Donald Trump, who lacks Ross’s academic pedigree but matches his analytical acuity on immigration issues. “It’s disgusting what’s happening to our country,” Mr. Trump snarled at a rally in Dallas. . . . “We’re …

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Dec 24

The Radical Left Doesn’t Care about Workers

The [Center for Immigration Studies] blog, titled ‘immigration policy is being used to pink-slip American workers,” focused on the H-1B visa program for high-skilled workers. But it played into a much broader, longstanding narrative that claims immigrants take jobs that would otherwise go to U.S. citizens. In fact, the anti-immigrant movement seems to oppose all …

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Dec 17

Limiting Muslim Immigration Is Not Un-American

His proposal is abhorrent policy that contradicts the essence of American freedom . . . and likely would be unconstitutional to boot. The country similarly need not rely on a court opinion to reject Trump’s idea as offensive and un-American, even if he excludes citizens from the ban. Singling out an entire religion for sanction …

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Dec 10

Times Ignores Immigrant Killings

Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado was right to call mass shootings “a form of terrorism.” Even as politicians and those in Congress pump up public fears at the supposed threat of refugees fleeing Syria, every day in America people — mostly white men — are walking into movie theaters, restaurants, churches, grade schools and health …

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