Category: Immigration Fact Checker

Jul 12

Illegal Entry Should Be Punished

More Misinformation from the Media The new and bewildering policies of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement seem more aimed at punishing people simply for being in this country illegally, as opposed to going after truly bad people who deserve to be removed. . . . Does the nation benefit by forcing people whose only crimes …

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Jul 05

NYT Columnist Goes Hysterical

More Misinformation from the Media: Last year, .  .  . Richard Spencer was kicked out of his Virginia gym after another member called him a Nazi. . . .  It’s a little more complicated when the professional racist is the president of the United States. . . . But treating members of Donald Trump’s administration …

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Jun 28

Time Manipulates Emotion

More Misinformation from the Media. John Moore, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer for Getty Images, has been photographing immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border for years. This week one of his pictures became the most visible symbol of the immigration debate in America. “This one was a tough one for me. As soon as it was over, they …

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Jun 21

Their Cause Isn’t Children

More Misinformation from the Media: A 2014 court hearing in San Francisco on unaccompanied minors who arrived in the U.S. from Central America. From separating children from their parents at the border . . . the Trump administration is under fire for its inhumane immigration practices. There’s been a deluge of terrifying headlines about the …

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Jun 14

Asylum Sanity Isn’t ‘Fascism’

More Misinformation from the Media: We still talk about American fascism as a looming threat, something that could happen if we’re not vigilant. But for undocumented immigrants, it’s already here. . . . On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions decreed that most people fleeing domestic abuse or gang violence would no longer be eligible for …

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Jun 07

Trump’s Policies Aren’t ‘Cruel’

More Misinformation from the Media: The idea of using harsh policies as a deterrent to illegal immigration has been part of the Republican approach for some time. You may remember that in 2012, Mitt Romney proposed “self-deportation” as a solution to the problem, the idea being that if you make life miserable and terrifying enough …

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May 24

No, He Didn’t Say That

More Misinformation from the Media: “These aren’t people. These are animals.” That’s how President Trump described undocumented immigrants during a White House meeting Wednesday, venting frustration at officials in both Mexico and California. “You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are Trump said in the meeting. “These aren’t people. These are animals.” . . . And Trump’s not the …

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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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