Immigration Fact Checker

Apr 22

Illinois Big Business Trots Out GOP Flunkies for Immigration Push

At an event hosted by the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition at the fancy Chicago Club today, past, present and aspiring Illinois GOP politicians will voice their support for the amnesty/immigration increase bill stalled in the House. Expected speakers include: former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, former Gov. Jim Edgar, former Gov. James Thompson, Jim Oberweis, Senate …

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Apr 17

Breaking Our Laws Is Not an ‘Act of Love’

Yes, they [illegal aliens] broke the law, but it’s not a felony; it’s an act of love. It’s a commitment to your family. I honestly think that this is a different kind of crime. – Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Fox News 4/7/14 Fact Check: Is illegal immigration always a selfless act by jobless people …

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Apr 10

Pelosi Doesn’t Know or Care About Law

  “Our view of the law is, if somebody is here without sufficient documentation, that is not reason for deportation,” Pelosi said during the interview. “If someone has broken the law or committed a felony or something, that’s a different story.” Politico 12/16/14 Fact Check: Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is House Minority Leader, so her views …

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Apr 06

NO, NYT, OBAMA CAN’T

“Yes He Can, on Immigration,” by the New York Times Editorial Board, dated 4/5/14, reaches for a new low in its campaign for amnesty for illegal aliens. The endless sob stories about pitiful, deserving illegal aliens by NYT reporter Julia Preston and others having failed to move the public to demand, or Congress to enact the pending …

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Apr 03

Rand Paul Says ‘Get Beyond’ Deportations

During a symposium at the Newseum on conservative engagement with Hispanic media outlets, [Sen. Rand] Paul said Republicans have plenty of ideas that appeal to Latinos, but acknowledged, “We got [sic] to get beyond deportation to get to the rest of the issues.” – The Daily Caller 4/01/14   Fact Check: It is difficult to …

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Mar 27

Ellmers Is for Amnesty, Despite What She Claims

“Ellmers [is] . . . working hard to secure the border and fix our broken immigration system once and for all. No amnesty, period.” – TV ad for Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) sponsored by the Mark Zuckerburg-backed group, Americans for a Conservative Direction.

Fact Check: This ad and a similar radio ad initially will cost $150,000, but that is small change to Zuckerburg, the billionaire CEO of Facebook. Zuckerburg favors the version of “immigration reform” will provide him with steady stream of cheap tech workers. Tech interests support amnesty to cement their legislative alliance with open border advocates.

So why is Zuckerburg supporting Ellmers if she stands for “No amnesty period?”. . .

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Mar 20

Radicals Promote Poverty to Serve Their Agenda

“A full-page advertisement appeared in yesterday’s edition of Roll Call, condemning anti-immigrant organizations that have persistently attempted to divide communities of color.” – article on website of Imagine 2050 by editors of that website running on 3/11/14

Fact Check: This quote is from an article now posted on the radical left-wing website Imagine 2050. It refers to an ad placed last summer in the Capitol Hill publication Roll Call, entitled Do Nativists Care About African American Workers? “Nativist” is a smear word radicals use to describe citizens who believe in securing our borders and reducing the current record level of legal immigration to a more moderate level. The gist of the ad is that “nativists” are dishonest when they point out the negative impact of mass immigration, legal and illegal, on black Americans.

But nothing could be more true. . . .

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Mar 13

It’s Amnesty, Despite What Boehner Says

Boehner fired back at some conservatives who have likened the GOP principles to amnesty. “The GOP leadership outline called for granting legal status . . . to many . . . who are currently living in the U.S. illegally under certain conditions. Those include admitting their immigration violation, passing background checks, paying fines and back …

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Feb 27

Will Speaks Establishment Line on Immigration

“Distilled in their discouraging essence, Republicans’ reasons for retreating from immigration reform reflect waning confidence in American culture and in restoring the political mission only Republicans can perform—restoring U.S. economic vigor.” – George Will, The Washington Post, 2/13/14 Fact Check: In this article Will repeats the line of the U.S. political establishment that unending mass …

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Feb 20

Farm Bureau Study Sows False Claims

Immigration reform that focuses solely on enforcement would cut agriculture production and cause a sharp rise in food prices, according to a study released Monday – Ron Nixon, The New York Times 2/12/14 Fact Check: This article refers to a study produced by the American Farm Bureau, the nation’s largest farm lobby organization. It and …

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