Immigration Fact Checker

May 22

NYT Endorses Obama’s Lawlessness

Mrs. Clinton defended a path to citizenship for those 11 million [illegal aliens], and promised as president to take executive—more broadly than Mr. Obama has—to defer [their] deportations. . . . Mrs. Clinton vowed “as president I will do everything possible under the law to go even further.” . . . Those are stirring words, …

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May 14

Immigration Advocates Don’t Define Immigration

Immigration is one of the great polarizing issues in American politics. . . . But overall, immigrants are good for the United States. . . . They embody the American Dream. . . . ITEP [Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy] says that immigrants who entered the country illegally paid about $12 billion in state …

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May 07

Rubin Is Wrong on Wage Suppression

[L]egal immigration does not depress wages and has ample economic benefits. . . . immigration is not a zero-sum [game] but rather [it is] a worldwide competition for the most economically productive people because they help expand the economic pie. . . . [Immigration opponents] use “recycled AFL-CIO talking points” [and raise] “cultural issues”. . …

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Apr 30

NYT Bashes Sessions and ‘Nativists’

“But here is Mr. Sessions, ditching the usual Republican talking points on immigration, choosing instead to echo an uglier time in our history, when nativists wielded the spurious argument that the more immigrants taken in by America, the worse America is. He’s advocating for ‘slowing the pace’ of legal immigration, supposedly to increase job opportunities …

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Apr 23

Factcheck Needs to Check Itself

A new TV spot claims Americans will be “stuck with the tax bill” for President Obama’s order giving legal status to millions of immigrants. What bill? Those immigrants will produce more in taxes than they will consume, according to the very authority cited by the ad’s sponsor. — Factcheck.org, 4/10/15 Fact Checker: Factcheck is a …

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Apr 16

Libertarian Theories Don’t Match Reality

What would happen, then, if we took a radical policy—global open borders and introduced it tomorrow? What would happen . . . if anybody could move to any other country and work legally? The estimate is that global GDP would increase between 50 and 150 percent, which is 350 trillion dollars in annual extra growth …

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Apr 15

Senators Call for Probe of Foreigners Replacing U.S. Workers

A bipartisan group of ten senators has called for a federal probe of charges that American Information Technology workers being unlawfully replaced with foreign workers holding H-1B visas. Many tech companies claim that they need to hire foreigners because there aren’t enough Americans to fill job openings. Drawing attention to this issue was the report that Southern California Edison, California’s second-largest utility, had terminated some of its American IT workers while requiring them to train their H-1B replacements.

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Apr 09

Diversity Is Our Weakness and Downfall

“The degree of cultural diversity that [immigration] introduces to this country is rather like the cultural diversity we had in the 19th century, and for that matter in the 18th century at the time of founding,” observed American Enterprise Institute political scientist Charles Murray. In many ways, according to Murray, diversity has been a positive …

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Apr 02

We Can Take Eleven Million Immigrants a Year?

When I was growing up in the 1980s, I watched my grandfather . . . struggle with his own prejudice. . . . But there was one view he wasn’t going to change. He had no time for Hispanics, he told us, and he wasn’t backing down. After all, this wasn’t a matter of bigotry. …

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Mar 26

North American Passport Would Subvert U.S. Sovereignty

In recognition of our shared destiny, the three countries [The United States, Mexico and Canada] should create a North American passport that would, over time, allow their citizens to travel, work, and innovate anywhere in North America. . . . In the North American context, much like within the European Union, our economies and societies …

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