04/11/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

USA Today, CNN Push Bogus Conservative Talking Point On Jobs

There's a new talking point making the rounds among some big news orgs and some critics on the right: The stimulus package will give illegal construction jobs to 300,000 illegal immigrants.

Mainstream news outlets such as USA Today and CNN have pushed this line, citing a "study" done by a self-described immigration "think tank" that happens to promote anti-immigration materials. But a quick look at the facts shows that this assertion is built on shaky to non-existent evidence.

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