Immigration Fact Checker

Feb 16

Current Immigration Is a Net Loss

More Misinformation from the Media: For [Trump’s] plan, at the scale he promises, would shrink the American economy and impoverish the world. If greatness is what he purses, a straightforward way to bulk up the economy . . . would be to allow many more immigrants in. . . . Consider the report on immigration …

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Feb 16

Media Myths about Immigration

Migration advocates have a stable of myths they commonly repeat, and because their numerous friends in the media repeat them too, the general public tends to believe these false claims. AIC Foundation posts a weekly “fact checker” to refute these and other media-induced myths. Myth 1: Immigration Can Save Social Security and Medicare Immigration advocates …

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Feb 09

Immigration Binging Isn’t Good for Us

More Misinformation from the Media: One aspect of Donald Trump that has particularly bothered me has been his denunciations of immigrants. . . . I hope . . . [to] make people realize that we are all the descendants of immigrants. If you are a Native American, maybe your ancestors came 15,000 years ago; if …

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Feb 03

WaPo Misleads on Immigrant Welfare Use in Its War Against Trump

Immigration expert and columnist Jason Richwine in a post Wednesday, “Opposition Party Misleads on Immigrant Welfare Use,” exposes the flagrant bias in a “news” story published in the Washington Post.  Following are excerpts from that post, which is well worth reading in its entirety: Media bias is well known, but occasionally a major outlet will publish something that is …

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Feb 02

The NYT Pitches a Tantrum

More Misinformation from the Mass Media: First reflect on the cruelty of President Trump’s decision on Friday to indefinitely suspend the resettlement of Syrian refugees and temporarily ban people from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. . . . The first casualties of this bigoted, cowardly, self-defeating policy were detained early Saturday. …

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Jan 26

Is the Post Un-American?

More Misinformation from the Media: While there are undoubtedly instances of terrible crimes committed by unauthorized immigrants—as there are by authorized immigrants, and green card holders, and it goes without saying citizens—they are hardly the rule. In fact, young immigrant males are incarcerated at roughly half the rate of native-born Americans. Illegal immigrants, like legal …

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Jan 19

Sessions Makes a Moral Case

More Misinformation from the Media: While the Bible has plenty of contradictory passages, scripture scholars and religious leaders . . . widely agree God’s central message to the Israelites is to protect and defend the stranger. . . .  Christian leaders frequently draw from biblical sources to make a moral case for why we need …

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Jan 11

Rubin Spreads Falsehoods

More misinformation from the media: Anti-immigration advocates, including Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), have long peddled phony facts and misleading rhetoric to support their objection to both legal and illegal immigration. Some of their allegations are easily debunked. Immigrants are not “pouring” over the border. And President Obama dramatically increased the number of deportations: ‘The Obama …

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Jan 05

Follow California? Really?

More Misinformation from the Media: Donald Trump’s appeal in northern industrial states was an economic message of bringing growth to stagnant communities. He also won in part with a tough line on immigration. Newly released Census data indicate that when it comes to making policy, he’ll have to choose between those agendas. . . . …

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Dec 29

NPR Hypes ‘Worker Shortage’

More Misinformation from the Media: President-elect Donald Trump says he will double the nation’s growth rate during his time in office. That promise will be difficult to keep. . . . But right now, getting more people into the labor force is a challenge. For one thing, it means fighting a demographic tide. “We have …

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