Immigration Fact Checker

Feb 26

Illegal Aliens Are a Net Economic Loss

“Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has . . . framed the immigration debate as a struggle between American-born and foreign workers. . . . Sessions railed [that] for American citizens, the [Senate immigration bill] offered nothing except lower wages, higher unemployment, and a heavier tax burden.” – The Huffington Post, Roque Planas 2/17/15. Fact Check: This …

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Feb 19

Obama Simply Isn’t Telling the Truth

It does not grant citizenship, or the right to stay here permanently, or offer the same benefits that citizen receive – only Congress can do that. All we’re saying is we’re not going to deport you. President Obama, Remarks by the President in Address to the Nation on Immigration, 11/20/14. Fact Check: President Obama made …

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Feb 12

NYT Pushes STEM Shortage Propaganda

American students are bored by math, science, and engineering. They buy smartphones and tablets by the millions, but don’t pursue the skills necessary to build them. . . . Nearly 90 percent of high school graduates say they’re not interested in a career involving science, technology, engineering, or math, known collectively as STEM, according to …

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Jan 29

La Raza Is a Supremacist Group

“In reality, ethnic advocacy groups such as . . . the National Council of La Raza . . . are genuinely about advancing the interests of the ethnic groups they represent, and are not even remotely hate groups . . . Nor do they engage in political agendas aimed at attacking the interests of other …

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Jan 22

Immigration Robs Poor to Benefit Rich

Virtually every credible economist has found that immigration increases growth, tax revenue, and wages—with the exception of a modest decrease in wages for those without a high school education. . . . No serious person can argue that we don’t have a shortage in the high-tech fields. . . .” – Jennifer Rubin, Right Turn …

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Jan 16

Article Ignores Illegal Immigration As a Cause of Poverty

Title: Poverty Rate among Hispanics in Nebraska Soars. Article: “Poverty experts and advocates for the Hispanic community offer a variety of reasons for the trend: the Great recession and its aftermath; falling wages in the state’s meat packing industry and in other low-wage jobs; changes in the family structure of Hispanic households, including more single-parent …

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Dec 31

Amnesty Incentivizes Illegal Immigration

One popular argument against legalization, or amnesty, of unlawful immigrants is that it will merely incentivize future unlawful immigration. . . . [But] measuring the flows of unlawful immigrants is the best way to gauge whether the 1986 Reagan amnesty incentivized more unlawful immigration. If the flows increased after [that law], then the amnesty likely …

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Dec 24

Boston Globe ‘Myths’ Are Largely True

[T]he GOP reaction [against the Obama amnesty order] has been vitriolic. The complaint, however, is strong on sensationalism—and thin on law or fact. . . . [M]uch of the recent Republican rhetoric relies on five key myths spelled out below. The Boston Globe, Laila Hlass, 12/15/14. Fact Check: Hlass lists “myths” which are largely or …

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Dec 18

Left Radicals Ignore Illegal Alien Crime

“That, and of course immigrants have been proven to commit crimes at a far-lower rate in proportion to the broader population of U.S. citizens. One study conducted by the American Immigration Council found the following: ‘The program of crime in the United States is not caused or even aggravated by immigrants, regardless of their legal …

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Dec 11

Unemployment Is Still a Major Problem

Ever since the recovery from the Great Recession began more than five years ago, the most crucial missing pieces of the economic puzzle were the lack of consistently strong gains in hiring and better wages for most Americans struggling to make ends meet. Now, at last, those pieces are starting to fall into place. The …

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