Questions tagged [immigration]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are there 2-3m illegal migrants with criminal records in the USA?

President-Elect Trump has said that he plans to deport or jail between 2 million and 3 million illegal migrants in the USA who have criminal records. US President-elect Donald Trump has said he ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Does the H-1B visa program cause a net decrease in the employment prospects of skilled U.S. job applicants in STEM fields?

It is widely claimed that the H-1B program "takes away jobs from Americans." For example, here's a message posted in the Academia chat room by SSimon not long ago: The way I understand it when H-1B'...
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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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Have prior U.S. Presidents used executive actions to change immigration policy

I only caught 2 seconds of it on the TV news, but I heard President Obama claim that what he was doing with respect to Immigration Policy was not novel and in fact X-number of prior presidents had ...
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Will criticizing immigration be illegal in Sweden?

There's an article titled Sweden passes law to criminalize any criticism of immigration which says, A new law will come into effect in Sweden after Christmas 2014, that will allow people to be ...
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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 the police in Italy force an elderly hotel owner to house African Illegal Immigrants on his property?

This YouTube video documents an altercation in an Italian hotel: Italian Police have forced an elderly Hotel owner in Ficarolo (Rovigo) to house and provide for fifteen African illegal Immigrants ...
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Is the immigrant/crime correlation simply explained by lower wealth?

I am often confronted with statistics that show immigrants are much more involved in crime than the native citizens. This seems to be common in Western countries. Here are some examples, however, ...
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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Do almost half of Londoners think that cutting immigration would help London's housing crisis?

As a Christmas present on the 25th I just got a leaflet from UKIP in my post stating that 44% of Londoners say that cutting EU immigration would help solve the London housing crisis. There are ...
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Is there a link between rising UK youth unemployment and immigration from Eastern Europe?

The UK is facing a rise in youth unemployment, and it has been claimed recently that there is a link to immigration from Eastern Europe. Can this be backed up or discredited? Is there a link between ...
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Are there 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States?

With immigration reform being a hot political topic in 2012 I am seeing a lot of reports that throw around numbers. The one I see cited most often is that there are 12 million illegal immigrants ...
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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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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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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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Does immigration have a positive economical impact on Sweden?

DN.se made an article(2013-06-13) about immigrants contributing economically more than the cost. Immigration is a very hot topic in Sweden, and Sweden have a very high number of refugees. In 2009, ...
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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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Is the border fence basically complete as Obama said, and did they go above and beyond what was requested?

Obama said in a speech in El Paso, Texas May 10, 2011 (full transcript) They wanted a fence. Well, that fence is now basically complete. And we've gone further. We tripled the number of ...
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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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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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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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Is Saudi Arabia hosting ~2.5 million Syrian refugees? [duplicate]

After being criticized for not doing enough to help refugees, Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs declared that they have been helping after all. Among others, it specifically claims that it ...
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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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Could a foreign head of government be inadmissible to the US because of past drug use?

From the Guardian: Michael Gove’s admission that he took cocaine 20 years ago has triggered speculation that if he were to become the next British prime minister, he could be banned from visiting ...
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Do high immigration levels lower quality of life standards?

In a UK panel show, Question Time, a politician says: However, if you have a country in which the population goes up as a direct result of immigration, what you find is not a shortage of green ...
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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 Palestinians from the PA with family reunification based IDs engage in terror activities, pre-2003?

While answering this Q, I ran into the following claim by Israeli government, cited by a Haaretz article "Gov't seeks to extend order that can curb Arab family reunification" ... on the grounds of "...
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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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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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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?