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Checking 'alternative facts' about immigrants and refugees

Checking 'alternative facts' about immigrants and refugees

I feel compelled to school some of my fellow Americans on immigration — the subject of two recent columns and a blog post — because of President Donald J. Trump's executive order on travel from seven majority-Muslim countries. Based on emails from readers and tweets from tweeters, there seems to be a lot of bad information — "alternative facts" — feeding the Trump-o-sphere about foreign visitors, workers and refugees.

So consider this a fact-check column. The comments of readers are in italics; they were edited for brevity and clarity. Readers either asked to remain anonymous or did not respond to a request for permission to use their names. My comments...

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