Media more interested in pushing amnesty than the facts on illegal immigration

From the Desk of:
David Martin, Executive Vice President
Media Research Center

Millions of Americans are unemployed.  State and local governments are under tremendous financial pressure, much of which is caused by having to provide hundreds of billions of dollars in benefits to illegal immigrants and their families.  The Obama Administration is slashing funding for border enforcement,  and instead of covering this outrage and the financial burden caused by illegal immigration, the liberal media prefer to generate sympathy for those that are breaking the law.

  • CBS Evening News featured a report on Alabama’s tough new immigration law.  The reported centered around a family that has been here illegally for 13 years.  The piece portrayed them as living in fear, but brave enough to stay an fight an unjust law. (NewsBusters.org 11/24)
  • NBC Evening News’ Brian Williams and Kate Snow reported on Alabama’s new immigration law, brazenly comparing it to segregationist laws of the past with Snow stating, “They feel like Alabama blacks of the Jim Crow era.” (NewsBusters.org 11/15)
  • NPR ran a report from a pro-amnesty rally, comparing illegal immigrants being made to follow U.S. laws with victims of a civil rights era bombing in the 1960s. (NewsBusters.org 11/22)
  • MSNBC contributor Melissa Harris-Perry took the week of Thanksgiving to make the on-air declaration that the Pilgrims were illegal immigrants. (NewsBusters.org 11/26)

The liberal media have clearly chosen sides in the immigration debate and the rule of law doesn’t matter to them.

+  +  As the liberal media are pushing amnesty, they’re mum on the work of their friends in the Obama Administration dismantling what little border enforcement is in place.

MRC’s CNSNews.com reported this morning that the Obama administration has slashed spending on border fencing, infrastructure and technology, cutting it by more than half since it peaked under President George W. Bush in fiscal 2008.  This leaves 1,300 miles on the US-Mexico border unfenced. As commander in chief it is President Obama’s responsibility to secure our border; he’s not doing it and the media are happy to ignore that fact.

The Obama Administration has increased annual spending by almost $1 Trillion since 2008, yet they’ve chosen to cut spending on border fencing by 56%.

As the topic of illegal immigration becomes a top news story due to the Republican primary debates, new laws passed, and the costs of illegals at all levels of government, the liberal media are ignoring this bombshell story.

Click here to read CNSNews.com’s full report on this frightening abandoment of one of the core responsibilities of the federal government – protecting our borders!

Stretching back decades, the liberal media have distorted the costs, crimes and dangers associated with massive illegal immigration.

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Thank you for standing with us on this crucial issue!

David

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