Valverde

Miriam Valverde is a staff writer for PolitiFact. Previously, she reported for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Bradenton Herald, The Boston Globe and a Boston Spanish-language publication, El Planeta. Miriam graduated from Emerson College with a major in journalism and minor in business studies.

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Donald Trump’s ‘s---hole countries’ remark and its policy history

President Donald Trump has shocked people for using disparaging language during a meeting about protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries. "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" Trump asked.

What happened at the immigration meeting between Trump, bipartisan lawmakers

President Donald Trump offered a surprising look into his talks with bipartisan lawmakers on immigration policy, allowing television cameras to capture about 54 minutes of discussion at a Jan. 9 White House meeting about the fate of immigrants known as "Dreamers."

Have deportations increased under Donald Trump? Here’s what the data shows

Immigration advocates once dubbed then President Barack Obama the "deporter-in-chief." Will President Donald Trump take over that title?

Donald Trump's misleading claims in the Kate Steinle case, fact-checked

President Donald Trump has not held back in his disapproval of the verdict in Kate Steinle's case, but his overall objections to the case have not always been supported by facts, such as his characterization of the shooter’s previous offenses as "violent."

Notable misstatements about Donald Trump from 2017

Here are five notable misstatements about President Donald Trump from 2017.

Did President Donald Trump break a promise to Florida’s Haitian population?

The Trump administration’s Nov. 20 decision came after a review of the Temporary Protected Status for Haitians who arrived after the 2010 earthquake. This announcement prompted outrage from Republicans and Democrats in Congress, including former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, a Democrat in Florida’s governor’s race.  

Donald Trump retweets anti-Muslim videos from far-right Britain First

The veracity of the videos is dubious, and their objective as well as President Donald Trump’s retweets ignited wide condemnation.

Donald Trump claims Doug Jones is 'weak on the border.' Here's what we found

Doug Jones opposes Trump’s border wall, but there's no indication that he is against other border security measures.

Trump’s decision on Haitian immigrants: What does it mean?

Haitians benefitting from Temporary Protected Status now have 18 months to leave the United States or adjust their status. They risk deportation if they choose to stay in the country without TPS protection.

The facts on mass shootings in the United States

The murder of 26 people at a rural Texas church has raised questions about gun violence, access to weapons, the role of mental illness and the prevalence of mass shootings in America. Here's some research to help you sift through the debate.