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Questions tagged [immigration]

The action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country.

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Do illegal immigrants commit more murders than mass shooters?

Notable claim The claim I wish to examine is from dcwhispers.com, Case in point—the number of deaths, assaults, and sex crimes, including human trafficking, taking place on America’s southern ...
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Do illegal immigrants in the US get a bus ticket to wherever they have family or friends?

According to a Fox News account of a recent influx of illegal immigrants at the US-Mexico border: They have been instructed by the "coyote" who ferried them across the river for an exorbitant fee – ...
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Is large Muslim immigration within an European country a cause for higher sexual violence in that particular country?

An article in FrontPage Magazine argues that: the more open a European country is to Muslim mass migration, the more dangerous it is to women. It provides various examples of European countries ...
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Will the United Nations global compact on migration make it a criminal offense to criticize migration?

Liberty Nation and the Sunday Express cite MEP Marcel de Graaff from the Dutch Party for Freedom as saying: “One basic element of this new agreement is the extension of the definition of hate ...
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In the US, are illegal immigrants more likely to commit crimes?

Trump has claimed numerous times that part of the reason we need to close the border is that the illegal immigrants are prone to crimes. I want to check these claims. Are illegal immigrants more ...
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Do leftist groups claim that “the Caravan” was “cooked up by Republican operatives”?

The Wired article Alert: Don't Believe Everything You Read About the Migrant Caravan covers various claims from the right, with specific sources attributed: Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz, President ...
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Does the Caravan have Middle Easterners?

President Trump just tweeted this: Sadly, it looks like Mexico’s Police and Military are unable to stop the Caravan heading to the Southern Border of the United States. Criminals and unknown Middle ...
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Were illegally immigrating children held in cages during the Obama administration?

Were children separated from their parents when they were caught on the Mexican border by US officials as illegal immigrants before Trump's introduction of zero tolerance immigration policy? I wasn't ...
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Are there millions of cases of girls raped by Muslim men in Europe which resulted in only 222 convictions?

Recently I saw a youtube video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLT9JOE64WQ) where the first minute of the video seems to show a British man talking in Parliament where he says that since 2005 there ...
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Are a third of the crimes in Italy committed by migrants?

The Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini is being criticized after numerous racist assaults happened after he introduced his anti-immigration policy: Italian Far Right's Salvini Under Fire After ...
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Drop in IQ due to immigration?

An alt-right web site, "Red Ice" (apparently belonging to Henrik Palmgren), proposes that there's a nearly worldwide decrease in IQ due to immigration. The Red Ice piece apparently originated from unz....
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Does George Soros support plans for immigrants flows into Europe?

The idea that Geoge Soros and his Open Society Foundation is promoting the flows of immigrants into Europe is often cited as one of the main reasons why these flows exist and are not stopping anytime ...
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In USA the foreign-born are only a fifth as likely to be incarcerated as the native-born?

An article in the Economist from last year, arguing for open borders says: If lots of people migrated from war-torn Syria, gangster-plagued Guatemala or chaotic Congo, would they bring mayhem with ...
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Was Swedish dentist Bernt Herlitz fired because he revealed that migrant adults were fraudulently posing as children?

The Gateway Pundit writes: Swedish dentist Bernt Herlitz revealed to authorities that after checking the molar teeth of hundreds of migrant children that 80% of the so-called children were actually ...
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Was—or is?—there an ICE checkpoint at the 23rd Street N/Q/R/W subway station in Manhattan? [closed]

All around social media this past Tuesday in New York City a viral message claiming there was an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) "checkpoint” at the 23rd Street N/Q/R/W subway station in ...
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Did a senior U.S. Justice Department official state that 3- and 4-year-olds can learn immigration law well enough to represent themselves in court?

The following article—dating from March 5, 2016—in The Washington Post titled, “Can a 3-year old represent herself in immigration court? This judge thinks so.” is now making the rounds across the ...
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Did Obama have a policy of “separating [migrant] families”?

Politfact says, While the Obama administration's immigration approach was not without controversy, it’s simply untrue to say he had a policy of separating families. Did any policy though result in ...
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Are there shanty towns in Paris?

Recently I started to see many images of shanty towns in Paris, supposedly created by immigrants. One included below is especially popular. Text says: Meanwhile in Paris Is this image true? If ...
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Are roughly 90% of H-1B visa workers in the IT sector paid below-market rates?

In an article penned last year by (present and former) IEEE-USA presidents, we read that (my experpts and emphsis): In 2014 (the last year we have good data), Infosys, Cognizant, Wipro, and Tata ...
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Is this Swedish government pamphlet a guide for men who have married underage girls?

From this tweet, by a tweeter who claims to be located in Sweden: No Joke: Sweden’s board of health and welfare and the migration authority just released this pamphlet called “information to the ...
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Is this photo of a receipt stating “Tip for U.S. citizens only” real?

This photo has been making the rounds on facebook. Was this a legitimate bill being paid?
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Are these images showing the European refugee migration to North Aftrica during world war 2?

I recently encountered the following images in Facebook with the caption: "These aren't Syrians, Libyans or Africans; they are Europeans trying to get to North Africa during the last world war. So, ...
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Is Sweden experiencing a “rape epidemic?”

The US think-tank, the Gatestone Institute - along with many conservative web-sites, has claimed that rapes in Sweden have gone up because of the influx of refugees from the Middle East. Forty ...
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Is immigration the cause of bad traffic on Queenslands M1 freeway?

In September 2017 the Australian Federal Politician Pauline Hanson made a statement that has been broadly interpreted as "The heavy traffic on Queensland's M1 freeway is caused by high levels of ...
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Are a majority of grade-school children in Arizona Hispanic?

Conservative pundit Mark Steyn just said this to Fox News' Tucker Carlson: In Arizona, a majority of the grade-school children now are Hispanic. That means Arizona's future is as an Hispanic ...
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Does the Gang of Six immigration plan expand Chain Migration and Visa Lotteries?

President Trump just tweeted this: The so-called bipartisan DACA deal presented yesterday to myself and a group of Republican Senators and Congressmen was a big step backwards. Wall was not ...
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Are 80% of migrant unaccompanied children in Sweden adults?

The following statement is found in many far-right websites like Gateway Pundit: 80% of the so-called children were actually adults Is it true that 80% of unaccompanied children refugees arriving ...
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Are Americans besieged by high-crime immigrant communities? [closed]

President Trump's senior policy advisor Stephen Miller just said this in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper: The people that you don't connect with and understand, the people whose manufacturing ...
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Is Britain's housing crisis caused by migrants?

In the Sunday Times on 26th November 2017, journalist Rod Liddle makes a case for our need to build new houses being exclusively due to immigration. He claims that the demand for new houses is not due ...
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Has any immigrant from any of the countries named in Trump's executive order been guilty of terrorism on US soil?

President Trump has recently issued an executive order titled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, suspends the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) for 120 ...
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Were the London Bridge attack victims Londoners?

From ABC News: London police chief: Attack victims show city's diversity (The tweet for the article had 2.4K replies, and some replies had thousands of likes) The commissioner of London's ...
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Do African Immigrants have the highest academic achievement in the U.S. of any ethnic group?

An article doing the rounds on my Facebook feed claims that African immigrants are the most successful group in the United States when it comes to academic achievement. African-born immigrants are ...
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Did Donald Trump ever say illegal immigrants should have a path to citizenship?

Recently, Donald Trump has called for mass deportation of illegal immigrants and limitation of birthright citizenship. However, many anti-Trump pundits have quoted a previous statement much friendlier ...
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Do the Swedish police have a special code for immigrant crimes?

An article I read today asserts the Swedish police have a special 'code 291' for crimes committed by muslim immigrants. This code would be used to 'bury' crimes such as sexual assault by refugees. A ...
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Have there been polls in the UK that show that most British people support the idea of a Muslim ban?

Tara McCarthy: Polls in the UK show that most British people in the UK support the idea of a Muslim ban ... But express.co.uk says that A revealing survey exposed 34 per cent of Brits would ...
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Are three quarters of immigrants “flooding Europe today” from central Africa?

In a November 16, 2016 op-ed in the New York Times titled Donald Trump, Help Heal the Planet’s Climate Change Problem, Thomas L. Friedman claims: When you visit the Pentagon, ask the generals about ...
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Have the rich Arab states accepted almost no Syrian refugees?

According to speisa.com, BBC News, and sources cited by this skeptics post, and many others, "rich Arab gulf states" accept none or almost none Syrian refugees: The six wealthy Gulf countries - ...
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Are 2 million non-citizen Hispanics illegally registered to vote in the United States?

A large number of non-citizen Hispanics, as many as 2 million, were illegally registered to vote in the U.S., according to a nationwide poll. The National Hispanic Survey provides additional ...
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Did most Mexicans who are in the U.S. illegally, enter through legal means?

According to the BBC, Most of the Mexicans who are in the US illegally entered through legal means and then overstayed their visas, not by illicit border-crossing that a wall could prevent. ...
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How many non-citizens were removed from the US from 2009--2015?

I'm trying to reconcile two different sets of data. The House Judiciary committee reports: | year | Criminal Alien Removals | Non-Criminal Removals | Total | |------+-------------------------+------...
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Do 40% of illegal immigrants to the US from Mexico use planes? [duplicate]

Do 40% of illegal immigrants to the US from Mexico arrive by plane? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPARr3yp6ys What are you gonna do with planes? He forgot planes. Oh, Trump, 40% of us come here ...
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Were only 17 of 500 sexual assaults on Cologne's Silvesternacht reported in crime statistics?

Quoting the article on Express.de: There were more than 500 sexual assaults in Cologne's Silvesternacht. [...] In police criminal statistics for Cologne, however, the sex mob did not lead to a ...
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Did the ban on Israeli travellers postdate the construction of Israeli settlements which displaced Palestinians?

From a comment by Amnesty International Australia's Facebook account, since deleted, with a screenshot having 212 retweets and 235 likes (text courtesy of the Algemeiner) The countries that banned ...
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Did President Obama institute immigration restrictions in 2011 that were similar to Trump's Jan 2017 immigration restrictions? [duplicate]

Following Trump's recent executive order restricting movement from seven selected nations, some proponents of Trump's actions point out that in 2011 President Obama instituted similar restrictions on ...
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Did the Obama administration halt processing of Iraqi refugees back in 2011?

From "Muslim ban" hypocrisy: Left quiet when Obama also halted visas by Andrew Bolt: But why was the Left silent when the Obama administration refused to issue visas to Iraqis for six months? ...
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Was it harder for Syrian Christians to immigrate to the US than Muslims?

As a justification for his intention to prioritise Christian refugees over Muslim refugees, President Trump said: Do you know if you were a Christian in Syria it was impossible, at least very tough,...
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Did a lack of Muslims in Japan help prevent a 2002 AQ terrorist attack?

https://twitter.com/rjrasva/status/700683354996211712 Lack of Muslims in Japan prevented al Qaeda attack on 2002 World Cup Sun, February 15, 2004 http://zeenews.india.com/home/lack-of-muslims-in-...
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Were men in the USA, from Muslim countries, required to register with the federal goverment?

A Los Angles Times article INS Arrests 50 in Pre-Super Bowl Sweep 24 January 2003 refers to: a new requirement that foreign men from a number of predominantly Muslim countries register with the ...
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Did the Mexican Government publish a manual for how to illegally enter the US?

On donaldjtrump.com, Trump writes For many years, Mexico’s leaders have been taking advantage of the United States by using illegal immigration to export the crime and poverty in their own country (...
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Does immigration to the USA increase the unemployment rate?

Does immigration to the USA diminish the number of jobs available to US citizens? According to an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll: The poll also finds that 56 percent of American voters believe that ...