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August 9, 2017

Chicago’s suit against the DOJ: When spin supplants data

On Monday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions commented on a federal lawsuit filed against him by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The suit, filed on Aug. 7, asks the court to stop the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) from enforcing a new immigration policy requiring cities to comply with certain conditions in order to receive federal […]

August 1, 2017

The spin, slant and logic of Trump’s tweets on immigration

Since announcing his candidacy for president, U.S. President Donald Trump has sent 98 tweets using the word “immigration” or “immigrant.”1 We analyzed all of them for their spin, slant, logic and accuracy, and found many distortions. Some of them oversimplify what’s essentially a complex, multi-pronged issue that many countries—not just the U.S.—struggle to balance. Here are our spin, slant and logic ratings […]

June 28, 2017

Two ways the media dramatizes the SCOTUS ruling on Trump’s executive order

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled to allow President Donald Trump’s administration to enforce a limited version of its March executive order titled, “Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States.” The order, which has been referred to as a “travel ban,” outlined terms for temporarily preventing citizens of six […]

May 8, 2017

Two logical fallacies in the Texas immigration bill coverage

On Sunday night, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill directing agencies in the state, such as law enforcement departments, to uphold federal immigration laws. Abbott signed Senate Bill 4, which passed in the Republican-majority state legislature last week, and broadcasted the signing ceremony over the Facebook Live streaming service. The law is scheduled to […]

January 30, 2017

Trump responds to protests over immigration policies

Over the weekend, people demonstrated in opposition to an executive order President Donald Trump issued on Friday that banned seven nationalities of people from entering the U.S. and suspended a refugee program. Friday’s order applies to people who are from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria or Yemen, and lasts for 90 days. The order […]