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February 27, 2013
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Fresh Ideas: Let’s not spread immigration myths

“You’re entitled to your own opinions. You’re not entitled to your own facts” — Daniel Patrick MoynihanThroughout America’s history, immigrants have strengthened our economy through hard work, innovation and entrepreneurship. However, most would agree that the current immigration system is broken. Guy W. Farmer’s recent commentary, “Illegal-immigration reform would reward lawbreakers” (Feb. 10, 2013), nonetheless, perpetuated several myths that can’t be left unchallenged.Myth No. 1: Border security is lax. In truth, it’s never been stronger. The flow of workers across the border is lower than it’s been in 40 years. Net migration has dropped to zero. In fact, with tightened …

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