Immigration Fact Checker

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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Jun 30

NBC Pushes Racial Agenda

Some More Distortion from the Mass Media: Heartbreaking was how President Obama described the Supreme Court decision that keeps his immigration executive orders blocked. It is indeed a heartbreaking outcome but politically it was the best possible outcome for undocumented immigrants and supporters of immigration reform. . . . Those opposed to immigration reform and …

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Jun 23

The Nation Race Baits a Victim

More Misinformation from the Media: “[Jamiel] Shaw [Sr.] is the father of Jamiel Shaw Jr., a 17-year-old football star who was killed in 2008 in Los Angeles by Pedro Espinoza, a 19-year-old undocumented gang member who, as the popular story went, mistook the unaffiliated Shaw for a rival gang member and shot him to death. …

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Jun 16

We Should Decide What Enriches US

More Misleading Information from the Media: The most diverse gathering of races and ethnicities from across the world is living in one place here in the United States. We often focus on the economic contributions of immigrants, but this tends to draw away from the tremendous social and cultural impacts that these communities have on American society. …

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Jun 09

Judge May Not Be Impartial

More Misinformation from the Media: “The gravity of this matter has clearly eluded Donald Trump, who has cast aside the Constitution and decades of jurisprudence by suggesting both ethnic and religious litmus tests for federal judges. These pronouncements illustrate that Mr. Trump holds the rule of law in contempt. “Mr. Trump started down this road …

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