Click on the ruling to see all of Homeland Security's statements for that ruling.
Claims of success don't hold up under science, investigations
"I can tell you that the enhanced interrogation techniques that have since been banned by this administration — specifically waterboarding — work."
— PolitiFact Florida
Some restrictions, no ban
Says former state Sen. Kelli Ward "wanted to ban our intelligence agencies from operating in Arizona."
— PolitiFact Arizona
A very few did have ties to Islamist groups
"Recent reports state that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection has apprehended several members of known Islamist terrorist organizations crossing the southern border in recent years."
All pain, little gain
When it comes to fighting terrorism, "Another thing we know that does not work, based on lots of empirical evidence, is torture."
— PolitiFact National
Except for all the vetting that goes on
Says "Barack Obama is apparently not for vetting people and saying just anybody can come" to the United States.
— PolitiFact Wisconsin
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