Immigration Fact Checker

Mar 23

Merkel Has No Moral Authority

More Misinformation from the Media: The German chancellor is the only leader in Europe who even has a plausible claim to moral leadership. As a victim of Soviet communism, Merkel was always going to be listened to carefully on the question of morality. . . . But it was her unexpected decision to accept some …

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Mar 16

The Long Run Is Pure Speculation

More Misinformation rom the Media: According to the National Academy of Sciences, our current immigration system costs America’s taxpayers many billions of dollars a year. . . . [It] found that in 2013, the total fiscal shortfall (calculated as the excess of government expenditures over taxes) was $279 billion for first generation immigrants and $109 …

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Mar 09

Houston Isn’t the Way to Go

More Misinformation from the Media: An exhaustive U.S. study by the National Academy of Sciences [NAS] found that immigration didn’t drive down most wages, but it had a “very small” and temporary effect on native-born workers without a high school degree. . . . For the life of me, I can’t figure out why so …

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Mar 02

The Post Thinks Immigration Laws Are ‘Cruel’

More Misinformation from the Media: The effect of the new DHS guidelines is to sharply expand the pool of immigrants designated as priorities for deportation. They do so by various means, including widening the targets of deportation proceedings, until now limited to undocumented immigrants in the country for no more than two weeks and living …

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Feb 23

ABC Baits and Switches

More Misinformation from the Media: While the economic impact of today’s actions remains unclear, several economic experts told ABC News that the U.S. economy and workforce would be a “disaster” without immigrants. If all immigrants were just to disappear from the U.S. workforce tomorrow, that would have a tremendous impact on the economy,” said Daniel …

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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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