Category: Immigration Fact Checker

Mar 22

Paul Is Wrong about Amnesty

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) pleased liberal Democrats and cheap labor Republicans when he endorsed legal status (amnesty) for 11 million illegal aliens in the U.S. He added, in confusing statements, that he opposed giving them a pathway to citizenship but also opposed a policy of preventing them from becoming citizens. He strongly maintained that GOP …

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Mar 15

Trends Dispute Claim of Scientific Worker Shortage

High tech executives never cease claiming that they face a shortage of skilled U.S. workers with scientific training, so therefore they must have foreigners to do the jobs. The latest such claim is by 100 chief executives of tech companies in a letter to President Obama asking for visas to allow foreign tech students in U.S. …

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Mar 08

God Supports Amnesty? Hardly

A group of Evangelical Christians, the Evangelical Immigration Table, is pushing the notion that God supports amnesty and that it is unchristian to oppose amnesty. This organization, apparently well-funded, is carrying its message to conservative churches across the country as well as lobbying lawmakers to support amnesty. Fact Checker: Passages in the Old Testament calls …

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Feb 26

The U.S. STEM Worker ‘Shortage’ Is Not Real

Throughout the nation and in a wide range of industries, there is an urgent demand for workers trained in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering and mathematics—yet there are not enough people with the necessary skills to meet that demand. – Brad Smith, General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft 9/27/12 Fact …

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Feb 15

The Mexican Border Still Isn’t Secure

In testimony before the Homeland Security Committee in Congress, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano stated that the U.S. government has achieved “effective control of the great majority” of both the Canadian and Mexican borders. Fact Check: Napolitano keep claiming that our borders are under effective control. This claim helps to advance the Obama Administration’s campaign …

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Feb 06

‘Free Market’ Immigration Destroys Freedom

What should not be contentious . . . is the commitment for increasing legal immigration by anyone supporting free market principles. — Alex Nowrasteh, Cato Institute. Fact Check: The Cato Institute is a libertarian organization which basically believes in open borders. The reason is that the nations and national cultures that borders delineate appear to …

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Feb 01

Media Keep Pushing ‘Hispanic Vote’ Mantra on GOP

Latinos are not going to become instant conservatives [but] . . . without a more generous stance on immigration [i.e. amnesty], Republicans will continue to lose Latino votes. And the fact is Republicans do not need to win 70 percent, or even 51 percent, of Latinos. If they could just get back to Bush’s 44 …

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Jan 16

MPI Study Gives False Picture of Immigration Law Enforcement

The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) recently released a study claiming that the federal government spends more on immigration law enforcement than all other federal enforcement agencies combined. Specifically, it states that expenditures for immigration law enforcement last year totaled $18 billion, while the cost of all other agencies was only $14 billion. The MPI says …

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Jan 09

Machines Can Harvest Those Apples

Alex Nowrasteh of the libertarian Cato Institute asked in a recent article “Who Will Pick Our Apples.” The gist of the article was that Americans, according apple producers, won’t pick apples, so therefore we must have a presumably unending flow of foreigners to come here and do the work. Fact Check: The labor shortages may …

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Dec 27

Hispanics Aren’t a Natural GOP Constituency

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer argued that Hispanics should be a “natural constituency” for Republicans because they are conservative (Special Report w/ Bret Baier, 12/4/12). He maintained that Republicans could tap into this constituency for more votes if they could stop alienating Hispanics by opposing amnesty for illegal aliens.    Fact Check: This commonly made claim …

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