Category: Immigration Fact Checker

Dec 14

The Post Poisons Immigration Debate

More Misinformation from the Media: The Trump Administration likes to justify its multi-front crusade against immigration and immigrants a revival of the rule of law or . . . to favor disadvantaged American workers. In fact, it is largely a resurrection of xenophobia that coincides with a spike, nearly 50 years in the making, of …

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Dec 07

The System Is ‘Out of Whack’ for Workers

More Misinformation from the Media: We’ll stipulate that it’s not in the country’s interests to have 11 million people living here without the blessings of our government. . . .  But throwing them out would make things worse than better. . . . The immigration system exists to maintain an orderly flow of workers to …

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Nov 30

Poland Has It Right

More Misinformation from the Media Ever since the Law and Justice Party [of Poland] won both the presidential and parliamentary elections in 2015, Poland has been undergoing a disturbing political transformation. . . . [T]he party bet that latching onto the refugee crisis would give it purchase on the necessary votes to win. . . …

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Nov 22

Citizenship Matters

More Misinformation from the Media: Throughout American history, protests have played a key role in many advocacy movements for just causes – from the abolitionist fight against slavery, to the women’s suffrage movement. . . . Because the passage or failure of the Dream Act will determine the future of so many young people, it …

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Nov 17

Farm Sector Moves to Automation

As a result of steps by the Trump Administration to improve immigration law enforcement, illegal immigration has declined. As a consequence, farmers who have used illegal alien workers are looking to automation as a means to get their work done. One observer states that “The mantra in agriculture now is automate what you can and pay well for the labor you absolutely have to have.” A report by an agricultural forecaster in 2014 predicted substantial growth of automation in “every aspect of farming, milking [and] food production.”

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Nov 16

We’re a Nation of Americans

More Misinformation from the Media: We’re not talking about Trump’s building a wall between the United States and Mexico. . . . [T]he wall will never be a part of a serious immigration discussion, outside the most xenophobic and bigoted circles. . . . No, this is about Trump’s endorsement of a Senate bill that …

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Nov 09

Citizens Should Come Before Foreigners

More Misinformation from the Media: My family’s story wouldn’t be possible without the “diversity lottery” program. . . . The diversity visa program should also be preserved. . . . At a time when groups ranging from state-sponsored media to terrorist organizations denounce the United States as “the Great Satan,” America can’t afford to turn …

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Nov 02

Selecting Immigrants Is Right and Proper

More Misinformation from the Media It’s quite another to claim that America values immigrants because of this contribution: this paves the way to thinking that America should make decisions about immigrants based on whether they can benefit the economy. . . . [T]he administration’s fundamentally hateful immigration agenda . . . . would stop immigrants …

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Oct 26

Illegal Aliens Get More Than They Pay

More Misinformation from the Media: President Trump’s tax returns remain a mystery, but the collective tax payments of the undocumented immigrants he loves to bash are not: They contribute an estimated $11.74 in state and local taxes. That’s an effective tax rate of 8 percent nationwide. By comparison the top one percenters pay an effective …

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Oct 19

Sentiments Alone Make Bad Policy

More Misinformation from the Media: The words on the plaque are from a sonnet written by Emma Lazarus in 1883 to help raise money for the American contribution to the monument. Americans built the base. . . . American embraced the sentiments of that poem, and yet Americans mistreated generations of immigrants. The question of …

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