Immigration Fact Checker

Aug 27

We Can’t Save the World with Open Borders (Part II)

On average, the lifetime fiscal impact of the average immigrant is negative $3,000, says the National Research Council. But the NRC goes on to say that descendants of the immigrant make a positive contribution of $83,000. . . . Even illegal immigration helps delay the bankruptcy of Social Security. . . . [L]et’s not forget …

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Aug 20

We Can’t Save the World with Open Borders (Part I)

Clearly, lots of Americans are mad about immigration. But we libertarians believe that people trapped in horrible countries deserve a chance at a better life and that free trade in labor, not just products, is a good thing. – Why This Libertarian (and Others) Love Immigration, Fox News, John Stossel 8/1215. Fact Check: Apparently Stossel …

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Aug 13

Sanctuary Cities Help Criminals

“The common understanding is that immigrants are allowed to avoid deportation proceedings in jurisdictions broadly known as “sanctuary cities”. . . . Indeed what drove these communities was the documented reality that most sanctuary cities have less violent crime, that members of immigrant communities are often the victims of crimes and are often too afraid …

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Aug 06

Evangelicals Support Enforcement

[B]lanket slander is precisely what Donald Trump did in recent days by describing Mexican immigrants as ‘bringing crime’ to the U.S. . . . Are some immigrants criminals? Yes. It is false, though, that this element is a representative sample of immigrants. . . . But candidates who actually have a shot at winning the …

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Jul 30

CNN.Money Spins Pro-Illegal Alien Mythology (Part II)

Here are five myths about undocumented [illegal] immigrants, and why they’re wrong. CNN.money 11/20/14. (Editor’s Note: This is part two of our refutation of this article. We dealt with the first two “myths” in the previous fact check. Now we deal with the last three “myths.”) Myth #3: They Drain the System. Undocumented immigrants do …

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Jul 23

CNN.Money Spins Pro-Illegal Alien Mythology (Part I)

Here are 5 myths about undocumented immigrants, and why they’re wrong. Myth # 1: They don’t pay taxes. Undocumented immigrants are already U.S. taxpayers. Collectively they paid an estimated $10.6 billion to state and local taxes in 2010, according to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), a research organization that works on tax …

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Jul 16

Murdoch Distorts Trump’s Statement

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who is considered a conservative kingmaker as the man behind Fox News, thinks Donald Trump is “wrong” about immigrants. [He wrote on Twitter]: “Mexican immigrants, as with all immigrants, have low crime rates than [the] native-born.” – cnn.com by Mario Castillo and Brian Stelter 7/13/15 Fact Check: Other media outlets have …

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Jul 09

AP Story Ignores Immigration

The latest example of media bias: Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just isn’t what it used to be. Pay is sluggish. Many part-timers can’t find full-time work. And a diminished share of Americans either have a job or are looking for one. …

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Jul 02

Trump Challenges Media Etiquette

Here is the latest example of media bias: “The most shocking thing this week about Donald Trump isn’t that he offended Mexicans by calling them rapists or got his objectifying show “Miss USA” kicked off Univision, or that the pageant’s hosts both quit in a huff and one of them called him a clown. . …

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Jun 25

CAPS Deserves Credit for Telling the Truth

Here is the latest example of media bias and reporting malpractice: “Yesterday, the Star-Ledger (Newark) posted the Center for New Community’s response to their columnist Paul Mulshine’s defense of Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS). CAPS is an anti-immigrant organization that uses environmentalism to mask its bigotry. Mulshine claims that CAPS is right to blame all …

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