June 28, 2014

Recurring Lies on Immigration

By Dave

This graphic is making the rounds on social media. It is a distillation from a several years old viral email of misrepresentations and outright lies. This is an example of the kind of outrageous lies circulated among opponents of immigration to stir them up into a totally artificial fury. Despite the fact that it has been extensively debunked it comes around year after year spreading the same lies.

Previously extensively debunked at snopes.com: http://www.snopes.com/politics/immigration/taxes.asp
LA Time rebuttal: http://opinion.latimes.com/opinionla/2007/04/may_day_mythbus.html
LA Now: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/readers/2007/11/internet-immigr.html
LA Times again: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/readers/2010/05/10-facts-about-immigration-not-from-the-times.html
Truth or fiction: http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/i/illegal-aliens.htm#.U67Y96gWdek
LA Times: http://articles.latimes.com/2009/sep/07/local/me-tobar7
Classically Liberal: http://freestudents.blogspot.com/2006/12/anti-immigrant-hoax-email-exposed.html
The Lone Truther: http://goldenstate.wordpress.com/…/the-lone-truther…/

Between these every claim in the graphic and others is proven to be false or misleading.