Immigration Fact Checker

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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Dec 03

Obama Keeps Repeating His Lame Excuses

President Barack Obama is shrugging off Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States. In an interview broadcast Obama tells ABC it was important that he “had” to act unilaterally to prioritize the deportation of criminals and recent arrivals and spare those …

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Nov 26

Obama Argues against His Edict

“What Obama has in mind isn’t some kind of miracle or the coming apocalypse. It’s just a legitimate exercise of the power that any president would have under the Constitution and our system of government.” – Ruben Navarette, CNN 11/16/14 Fact Check: In the passage above, illegal alien advocate Ruben Navarette justifies President Obama’s unconstitutional …

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Nov 20

Once Again, USA Today Hypes Mass Immigration

Take a good look at the scope and breadth of the ethnic and racial diversity in Northern Virginia, where students from up to 200 countries populate local schools. Your community–and your schools–will look a lot like this within the next three decades. . . . multi-ethnic families are boosting the regional economy by buying homes, …

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Nov 13

Open Borders Mean No Borders and No Country

Libertarians should support open borders, with possible exceptions for the exclusion of convicted criminals and people carrying disease. – The Libertarian Argument for Open Borders by Grant Babcock, 10/16/14 Fact Check: The article above appeared on the website of the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank that promotes open borders. It proposes to justify unhindered …

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