Friday, December 19th, 2014

Limbaugh's Obama claim flamed by Truth-O-Meter

Rush Limbaugh said the Obama administration planned the influx of children across the U.S.-Mexico border. Pants on Fire!
Rush Limbaugh said the Obama administration planned the influx of children across the U.S.-Mexico border. Pants on Fire!

In a June 24 broadcast, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh said President Barack Obama's administration planned the surge of children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

"You tell me this is not purposeful," Limbaugh said. "Listen. Six months ago, the regime began planning how to transport tens of thousands of undocumented children from the border."

For Limbaugh, the smoking gun is a Jan. 29, 2014, posting for contract work by the Homeland Security Department. The agency said it wanted a private company to take as many as 65,000 children in the course of the year and hand them over to the department of Health and Human Services.

"On Jan. 29, they knew," Limbaugh said. "Somebody had advance knowledge that these thousands of undocumented children would be flooding the border ... All these kids were planned in advance to show up."

Pants on Fire, PunditFact concluded. Read on here to find out why.

We're also posting some of our other border-tied fact checks to the right.