Immigration Fact Checker

Sep 22

Jacoby Promotes Radicalism

More Misinformation in the Media: The bombshell comes near the bottom of [Donald Trump’s] immigration paper entitled “immigration moderation.” The words he uses sound benign: “Before any new green cards are issued to foreign workers abroad, there will be a pause where employers will have to hire from the domestic pool of unemployed and native …

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Sep 08

Cato Claim Is Questionable

More Misinformation from the Media: Despite the heightened political rhetoric on the topic, higher rates of immigration are not tied to higher unemployment rates, according to an immigration policy analyst. David Bier of the Cato Institute wrote in a blog post that the opposite is true—unemployment is lowest when immigration is highest. During years when …

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Sep 01

We Need Caps, Categories, and Quotas

More Misinformation from the Media: Rounding up more than 11 million people . . . is a ludicrous notion to begin with. . . . Even if it were possible, the idea of federal authorities rounding up millions of people and loading them on buses is an image America could never stomach. . . . …

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Aug 25

Mass Immigration Isn’t Great

More Misinformation from the Media: 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. . . . Why would I think that when my Facebook “fans” tell me things like: “Most immigrants legal and illegal, get food stamps and …

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Aug 18

Immigrants Cost More Than They Pay

More Misinformation from the Media: According to new research released by the Partnership for a new American Economy, immigrant-led households here in Mississippi earned $1.3 billion in income and paid more than $357 million into our tax system in 2014. Those tax contributions support local schools and government programs important to Mississippians. . . .  …

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Aug 04

Globalism Is Tyranny

More Misinformation from the Media: Donald Trump . . . summed up one side of this divide . . . ‘Americanism, not globalism. . . . America is not alone. Across Europe. . . . [there is] a Trumpian mix of xenophobia. . . . Countering the wall-builders will require stronger, bolder policies and smarter …

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Jul 28

Here Aren’t the Facts

More Misinformation from the Media: “Trump is wrong to use a young woman’s tragic death to criticize sanctuary-city policies. New immigrants, including illegal immigrants, are less likely to commit a violent or property crimes than U.S. citizens, and there’s little evidence that crime rates are higher in sanctuary cities than in non-sanctuary cities. . . …

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Jul 21

We Can Prosper without Immigration

More Misinformation from the Media: “But the debate goes beyond wages, research conducted by William Olney, associate professor of economics at Williams college, has found the availability of more low-skilled workers can prompt existing businesses to expand operations. Immigration also increases the number of small businesses in mobile, law-skilled intensive industries, such as manufacturing, wholesale …

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Jul 14

Article Gets Reform Wrong

More Media Misinformation: What should America do to solve its long-standing, polarizing immigration system? First, America should strongly encourage the world’s best and brightest risk-takers to come here and work with us, rather than go somewhere else to work against us. Instead of having a visa system based on arbitrary caps set by government bureaucrats, …

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Jul 07

SPLC Spreads Falsehoods

More Misinformation in Print: The Federation of American Immigration Reform (FAIR) announced that it would hold its “10th annual Hold Their Feet to the fire radio row broadcast in Washington,” on June 22 and 23. In previous years FAIR has hosted speakers at the event who have used their own shows to push anti-immigrant and …

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