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Immigration and the midterm elections

October
26

Just a week before the 2010 midterm elections, it’s a fun time to visit the immigration page on PolitiFact.com, where several campaign statements have earned the “pants on fire” fact-check rating. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and her statements on desert beheadings are also in there, along with some exchanges between Sharron Angle and Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada.

(Added: Speaking of truth-telling, one of Reid’s aide’s has been fired over allegations of marriage fraud.)

The site’s Obameter also notes President Obama’s “promise broken” on introducing immigration an immigration bill in his first year. The president renewed the promise on a radio show Monday.

Among New Yorkers, Mayor Michael Bloomberg gets a “false” for a dubious comparison of skills-based immigration policies in the U.S. and Canada.

For the big picture on immigration and the elections, here’s a backgrounder from the Council on Foreign Relations.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 at 12:16 pm by Leah Rae. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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