Immigration and the midterm elections
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.)
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.