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Monday, November 5, 2007
Horowitz Site Falsely Attacks Illegal Immigrants
Topic: Horowitz

An item on the Horowitz-operated Discover the Networks site -- under the headline "ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION: COSTS, CRIMES, AND THE PROBLEMS IT CREATES" -- selectively quotes from a Nov. 4 WorldNetDaily article on numerous workers at a chicken processing plant in Alabama. DTN clips the following statements from the WND article:

“… Both employees with active TB are Hispanics born in countries where the disease is prevalent, heath officials said.

“… Accompanied by the rise in illegal immigration, tuberculosis is making a comeback in the U.S., often eluding diagnosis by doctors who are unfamiliar with the disease.”

The item goes on to direct readers to "learn more about the many financial, medical, and social costs associated with illegal immigration."

But "illegal immigration" is not an issue here. Nowhere does DTN note, as the WND article did (albeit buried), that according to a spokesman for the plant, "despite the large number of foreign-born Hispanic employees working at the Decatur facility, all have been verified as legally working in the U.S." This undermines DTN's assertion that illegal immigration is responsible for the TB outbreak.

Posted by Terry K. at 1:36 PM EST

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