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November 17, 2011 1:46 pm ET filed under Fact Check
Last month, freshman Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has asserted that the Republican Party "cannot be the anti-illegal immigration party. We have to be the pro-legal immigration party." However, despite preaching a tolerance for immigrants and immigration, Rubio has often agreed with and pushed for policies that are bolstered by extremist and racist anti-immigrant voices. Many of the comments he has made echo those made by anti-immigration activists and Southern Poverty Law Center-labeled hate groups.
July 20, 2011 10:53 am ET filed under Fact Check
In an op-ed published by FoxNews.com, the Federation for American Immigrant Reform's (FAIR) communications director, Bob Dane, advocates for four harsh immigration reforms he claims would drive down the deficit, including increased enforcement, mandatory E-Verify usage, and reduced levels of legal immigration. Although Dane claims both legal and illegal immigration hurt the economy, decrease wages for citizens, and increase the deficit, the opposite is true; an enforcement-only policy that includes decreasing legal immigration will hurt the economy and cost the U.S. billions of dollars. In addition, illegal immigrants have little impact on wages for American citizens and, if anything, could help increase the wages of skilled workers.
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March 15, 2010 2:10 pm ET filed under Fact Check
Coalition for the Future American Worker (CFAW) has released a new set of anti-immigration ads falsely asserting that undocumented immigrants are at fault for the unemployment numbers in the United States.