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The pamphlet is/was real; the claim "a guide to welfare" is false The pamphlet is/was real and caused a stir in the Swedish news, for example: Aftonbladet (in Swedish) The pamphlet was published on Socialstyrelsens website on this link (in Swedish), but was quickly retracted (in Swedish) when the criticism poured in. The main objections were that the ...


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For completeness, here is the full 4 page pamphlet together with an English translation: Information to you who are married to a child Child marriage is illegal in Sweden In Sweden it is illegal to marry anyone under the age of 18. There are many reasons for this. Children have a right to be children and to not have the ...


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Yes. Probably less of them than under Trump but there were kids in cages and kids separated from their families under Obama. Those photos of immigrant children “caged” by the US? They’re from 2014 (bias check) "Immigrant girls sleep in a cell, Jun. 18, 2014." Also, here's a pbs article from 2016 with the same image: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/...


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The short answer: the post uses invalid figures to support their claim "roughly 24 percent of all Alis in Sweden have a conviction". Furthermore, they are misrepresenting what their figures actually mean. The first figure is the number of people residing in Sweden who are named "Ali". The source for this figure is the Swedish governmental ...


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TL;DR: We don't know. Reported crimes are actually lower, but that may not reflect the real crime rate. There is no evidence that it is higher, only speculation. Immigrant crime statistics show less crime There have been quite a few studies on this. One review found With few exceptions, immigrants are less crime prone than natives or have no ...


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As with many of Trumps statements, this does not seem to be true. There are dozens of journalists from different political backgrounds rejecting the claim: Politico: Trump’s Claims About Illegal Votes Are Nonsense. I Debunked the Study He Cites as ‘Evidence.’ CNN: Trump falsely claims 'millions of people who voted illegally' cost him popular vote NPR: Here ...


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That there is a police code is true. The Swedish police use different codes for different types of work as a way to track, for instance, how much resources they use. Some examples of such police codes are 204 (biker gangs), 209 (animal rights activist) and 207 (Satanist).Poliskoder Issues related to asylum accommodations are coded as 291. So it's not about ...


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The document that Marcel de Graaff is talking about is the United Nations Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration specifically he is referring to section 17. Objective 17: Eliminate all forms of discrimination and promote evidence-based public discourse to shape perceptions of migration We commit to eliminate all forms of ...


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No. Numerous studies show that immigrants (legal and undocumented) are actually less likely to commit violent crime. From The Wall Street Journal piece "The Mythical Connection Between Immigrants and Crime": Numerous studies going back more than a century have shown that immigrants—regardless of nationality or legal status—are less likely than the ...


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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? Yes, children were held in cages. No, this did not happen if their parents were merely illegal immigrants. Obama-era policy was that illegal immigrants with children ...


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There are very significant differences between the 2011 restrictions and the 2017 executive order. The most important is that 2011 was a increased vetting and not an actual ban. Refugees continued to arrive and be processed throughout the period. References here and in this question. There are other significant differences also: The 2011 restrictions ...


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The PISA results are available online. The OECD also published a summary paper which described what PISA is: [T]he OECD Programme for International Student Assessment, PISA, [is] the world’s premier yardstick for evaluating the quality, equity and efficiency of school systems. It does not measure IQ and does not claim to be comparable to IQ. The summary ...


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No, there is not even a good correlation between actual rape rates and immigration. The figure that Gatestone Institute cites is the rate of reported rapes. This has indeed increased, but the reason has nothing to do with a supposed increase in actual rapes. This is because crime victim surveys[1] have shown that the actual rates of rape have remained ...


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The Poll The poll doesn't try to make any claim about illegal votes or illegal registration. The voter profile does contain a page which says that 13% of registered voters in the poll were non-citizens (p68). It does not state the status of these non-citizens, and it does not say where they were registered, or if they actually voted. As the Washington ...


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The image is true in the sense that it was not manipulated in its pixels, and it is true that it depicts mainly Roma people who set camp on the railway line in Paris. But the date of "meanwhile" is manipulative as it indicates present day 2018 Paris. Taken together, that is a "No. That picture with its caption is not 'true'." The picture shows a shanty town ...


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This manual appears to be an authentic manual published by the Mexican government. A translation of its contents can be found here (American source) and here (Mexican source). The pamphlet does appear to describe methods to illegally immigrate to the US and methods to avoid getting arrested once in the US, although it nominally discourages such action. ...


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Although, as LangLangC stated, the image you provided doesn't show an actual migrant camp (the Roma people didn't come to France during the migrant crisis of 2015 but rather since 2008 when Romania and Bulgaria entered the EU, and keep coming here since then), there were until recently two big migrant settlements in Paris at Porte de la Chapelle and Canal ...


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Schmuddi's answer notes that the Lexbase database only contains 4961 persons with Ali as one of their names. But if we read the Samhällsnytt article, we find that the number 9742 comes from the Verifiera database. The Verifiera database contains cases not only from criminal and civil courts, but also from a number of administrative courts and similar bodies....


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Nope, they're Albanians in 1991. The ship in that image is the Vlora, or at least the back half of it, full of Albanian refugees going to (or arriving in) Bari, Italy in the summer of 1991. The early 90's were a bit rough for Albania. The fall of communism, economic collapse, food shortages, unrest; all the usual causes of a refugee crisis. Apparently, ...


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This will be long, so I'll include a summary at the end. Harvard's Cooperative Congressional Election Study (http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/cces/home) is made up of multiple groups of researchers who query over 50,000 people before and after American elections. In the 2010 election survey* The 2010 CCES involved 30 teams, yielding a Common Content sample of ...


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In the massive document U.S. Department of Homeland Security Annual Performance Report Fiscal Years 2011 – 2013 on page 1092 of the document ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] estimates that approximately 900,000 [footnote 3] arrests of aliens for crimes occur every year and that approximately 550,000 criminal aliens convicted of crimes exit law ...


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I would say the answer is yes and no. I think you need to parse it into several different questions. Has this been done before? — Yes. Yes, on numerous occasions the President has extended "Executive Amnesty". Here are a sampling (not at all inclusive) of such actions: Eisenhower: 600,000 Cubans were allowed to immigrate fleeing Castro. (PDF File)...


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Yes. The full context of the quote can be found in the document JEFM v. Lynch-Deposition of Honorable Jack H. Weil. Here's part of the document, starting on page 69, line 24—or page 18 of the PDF: Q. It must be true that there's some children that are so young that even if they receive the notice and even if they're given an explanation by the judge, they'...


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There is no evidence to support this claim so far. The timeline has been: 11-Oct-2018: Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales claims he has detained "around 100" Middle Eastern terrorists, including ISIS, but not specifying a time frame. No evidence has been shown of any of this. 16-Oct-2018: The caravan starts in Honduras, gathering people as it goes. 18-Oct-...


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No. Those claims were never supported by any evidence. If there was any evidence of millions of "illegal votes", presumably, against Trump, his campaign would have surely requested a recount and/or filed a lawsuit to challenge the results in those states. Election officials in the 3 states mentioned by Trump, New Hampshire, Virginia, and California ...


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No. While the 2013 ABC report cites unnamed officials as the source, several named Obama officials have since spoken out to challenge this report. Furthermore, data on Iraqi refugees entering the U.S. in 2011 support their claim that the number of refugees admitted was lower than normal, but not suspended entirely for any six-month period in 2011. Jon ...


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The Global Compact for Migration that this refers to is available online. Given that it is not legally binding, we can say that nothing is going to become a criminal offense because of it. Politico quotes a human rights commissioner: She stressed the compact is not binding and, after its formal adoption next month, "there is not a single member state ...


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It may appear as if it's about police failing to stop the 2016 New Year's Eve sexual assaults in Germany, but using water cannon and tear gas on Pegida demonstrations. But the picture pre-dated the assaults in Germany, and was about double standards in India (which is sometimes referred to as the world's largest democracy). Example reference, which was ...


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It is difficult to find the required numbers to answer your question as asked, but I've made an attempt. The raw data I've used is from the statistical database from "Statistics Norway". The charts and numbers are not deep-linkable but available in the sections "Immigration and immigrants", "Population", "Labour market and earnings" and "Social conditions, ...


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The hotel was seized (requisitioned) by the local government. This was not the first hotel to be seized. Profughi, il prefetto requisisce un hotel explains that an 1865 law provides for the seizure of property per "gravi e urgenti necessità pubbliche" [grave and urgent public necessity]. The article explains that l’hotel Cristallo , a 4-star hotel, was ...


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