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Thursday, July 15, 2010
WND's Schilling Lies About Reid, Illegal Immigrants
Topic: WorldNetDaily

A July 13 WorldNetDaily article by Chelsea Schilling states:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid claims there are no illegal aliens working in the construction business in Nevada – the same U.S. state that is reported to have the highest percentage of "unauthorized immigrants" in the labor force.

Responding to a Pew Hispanic Center study that shows 17 percent of all construction workers are in the U.S. illegally, Reid told Las Vegas 8NewsNow, "That may be some place, but it's not here in Nevada."

Schilling is lying -- Reid never said that "there are no illegal aliens working in the construction business in Nevada."

From the full video of Reid's comments to a Las Vegas TV station: 

BACA: But if you go to the unemployment office, though, there's many U.S. citizens who are unemployed construction workers, and they don't have specific jobs because right now, some of those construction companies find it easier to hire undocumented workers.

REID: I think that any information you have in that regard is absolutely without foundation.

BACA: The Pew Hispanic Trust, though, says that about 14 percent of illegal immigrants -- 14 percent of construction workers are unauthorized immigrants.

REID: That may be some place, but it's not here in Nevada.

Reid is clearly saying that he disagrees that 14 percent of construction workers in Nevada are undocumented -- not that there are no undocumented construction workers in Nevada.

This is just another in the long list of false and misleading claims Schilling has made that WND has not seen fit to correct.

Posted by Terry K. at 10:57 AM EDT

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