Saturday, July 31, 2010

Our view on Arizona law: Myths mar efforts to solve nation's immigration woes

USA Today
July 30, 2010

Federal Judge Susan Bolton's ruling this week blocking Arizona's new immigration law added fuel to the overheated debate that the law ignited. Now, the appeals process seems destined to push the argument into the fall campaigns, so perhaps it's worth taking a moment to separate fact from fiction about immigration more broadly. Two common assumptions just don't hold up.

Myth #1: Violence along the border is spiraling out of control.

Myth #2: Illegal immigration is surging to record numbers.