Truth in Immigration
Immigration may be among Lou Dobbs’s top three issues for the 2008 elections, but the American public disagrees. Anti-immigrant messages do, however, alienate Latino voters. MORE
Lou stumbles to justify his use of false “facts” connecting leprosy with undocumented immigrants. Special appearance by “credible source” Madeleine Cosman. MORE
Undocumented immigrants DO have legal rights under the U.S. Constitution and federal statute. The Constitution was written to protect “all persons” residing in the U.S., not just citizens. MORE
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees the right to freedom of speech for all Americans, even those whose opinions are reprehensible to the general public. First Amendment rights are not absolute, however. MORE
The advertisement from the “Coalition for the Future American Worker” (CFAW) cites a single disputed and misleading source regarding the impact of immigration upon African American employment and wages. In selectively citing to one study (while referencing “studies”), the advertisement ignores an overwhelming body of economic research that shows that immigrants in fact have positive or neutral impacts upon employment and wages in the U.S.
In the February 27th edition of Time magazine, Steven Camarota, research director for the Center for Immigration Studies, an organization that wants to restrict new immigration to the United States, warns that “even if immigrants are less likely to commit crimes, their children and grandchildren may be more likely to end up on the wrong side of the law.
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