Category: Immigration Fact Checker

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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Dec 07

Story Doesn’t Reveal NIF’s Radical Agenda

The Washington Post ran an article (12/3/12) entitled “Pro-Immigration Conservative Activists Plan Their Strategy.” The article describes how this group of “conservatives” and “conservative activists” met  in Washington to discuss tactics for legalizing illegal aliens. It quotes Ali Noorani of the National Immigration Forum (NIF) saying, “For years, conservative faith, law enforcement and business leaders …

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Nov 27

Immigrants Don’t Start More Businesses

The New York Times on November 2nd ran a column by Harvard Business School Professor Thomas McGraw claiming that immigrants are better than American natives at innovation and creating new businesses as entrepreneurs. He stated in his column that “our overly complex immigration law . . . endangers our tradition of entrepreneurship.” Fact Check: McGraw …

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Nov 19

Amnesty Won’t Help Republicans Win Elections

Following the loss of Mitt Romney to President Obama, numerous pundits began claiming that “the Hispanic vote” sank Romney, and that henceforth the only way Republicans can win elections is to endorse amnesty for illegal aliens. One was columnist Charles Krauthammer who stated, “The principle reason [Hispanics] go Democratic is the issue of illegal immigrants. …

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