Immigration Fact Checker

Aug 10

They Are Aliens, and Illegal

More Misinformation from the Media: Words matter. In a democracy that values the rule of law, word choice is important, especially when those words come from voices of authority. . . . Three times in the news release, the phrase “illegal alien” was attributed to the attorney general. . . . Why does this matter? …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.aicfoundation.com/they-are-aliens-and-illegal/

Aug 03

Mass Migration Is Not a Right

More Misinformation from the Media: Migration is a human right. A person anywhere in the world has the right to migrate, just as there is free speech and free association. In fact, most other rights follow from the right to migrate. If governments are allowed to lock up people behind walls, then it’s only a …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.aicfoundation.com/mass-migration-is-not-a-right/

Jul 27

Cutting Immigration Is a Great Idea

More Misinformation from the Media: President Trump’s “to do” list still includes cutting legal immigration. A Washington Post survey of 18 economists over the weekend found that 89 percent said that it was a terrible idea for Trump to curb immigration to the United States. . . . The bottom line is: The United States …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.aicfoundation.com/cutting-immigration-is-a-great-idea/

Jul 20

What’s the Point of an Anti-American Left?

More Misinformation from the Media: This is the point where you have to ask yourself what Beinart actually thinks the Democratic Party is for. Personally, I think any center-left party worth its salt has to be deeply committed to egalitarianism, not just for people born in the U.S. but for everyone. That means fighting for …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.aicfoundation.com/wants-the-point-of-an-anti-american-left/

Jul 13

Borders Aren’t Contemptible

More Misinformation from the Media: The speech Trump delivered . . . Thursday in Warsaw’s Krasinki Square might have been appropriate when Britannia ruled the waves. . . . It had nothing useful to say about today’s interconnected world in which goods, people, and ideas have contempt for borders. Trump said: “We must work together …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.aicfoundation.com/borders-arent-contemptible/

Jul 06

Chapman’s Column Lacks Evidence

More Misinformation from the Media: Trump also wants to punish sanctuary cities—where policies bar police from making arrest for immigration violations or asking people about their immigration status. He decries these accommodations as a threat to public safety. In fact, they enhance it—by encouraging the 11 million foreigners living here without permission to cooperate with …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.aicfoundation.com/chapmans-column-lacks-evidence/

Jun 29

NYT Writer Expresses Contempt for Natives

More Misinformation from the Media: In the matter of immigration. . . . The United States has too many people . . . who need to return whence they came. I speak of Americans whose families have been in this country a few generations. . . . On point after point American nonimmigrants are failing …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.aicfoundation.com/nyt-writer-expresses-contempt-for-natives/

Jun 22

Refugees Cost More Than They Pay

More Misinformation from the Media: Refugees have been at the center of a political maelstrom, accused of everything from terrorism to being a drain on taxpayers – prompting President Trump, in one of his first official acts, to suspend the country’s four-decade old refugee resettlement program. But a new study shows that refugees end up …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.aicfoundation.com/refugees-cost-more-than-they-pay/

Jun 15

Labor Shortage Claim Ignores Automation

More Misinformation from the Media: The New American Economy, a coalition of political and business leaders from across the U.S., supports secure borders and a reduction in illegal immigration. . . . It also supports creating a path for undocumented [i.e. illegal], pay taxes, and learn English to achieve legal status. . . . The …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.aicfoundation.com/labor-shortage-claim-ignores-automation/

Jun 08

Lawmaker Upholds Lawbreakers

More Misinformation from the Media: The fact is, study after study has shown undocumented residents commit fewer crimes and are incarcerated at a much lower rate than those born in this country. Yet under the Trump Administration, arrests of undocumented residents have increased nearly 40 percent from the same period in 2016, including 10,800 people …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.aicfoundation.com/lawmaker-upholds-lawbreakers/

Page 1 of 2412345...1020...Last »