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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 made 8 misleading claims about immigration on Fox and Friends

President Donald Trump repeated several misleading talking points about immigration during an interview with Fox & Friends’ Brian Kilmeade. We counted at least 8 faulty claims in less than five minutes.

What the Republican discharge petition means for DACA, ‘Dreamers’

Here’s an overview of the uncommon approach of discharge petitions, what it means for Dreamers and what it says about the power dynamic in congress.

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s misleading immigration claims in meeting with California officials

President Donald Trump hosted sheriffs and other elected officials from California to talk about immigration policies that he sees as counter to his agenda. Trump made a number of questionable statements that needed a fact-check. Here’s our roundup of his most inaccurate statements from the conversation.

In Context: Donald Trump's comments about immigrants, ‘animals’

President Donald Trump has fueled criticism from lawmakers and immigrant rights advocates after saying that some people coming into the United States are "animals." He made the comments during a roundtable discussion on immigration. Here’s the exchange for full context.

PolitiFact fact-checks West Virginia's GOP Senate primary

Tuesday’s Republican primary for a U.S. Senate nomination has been intense -- and the veracity of the leading candidates has often been challenged. On the eve of Election Day, we’ll recap some of the biggest themes at issue in the race between three major candidates: former coal CEO Don Blankenship, U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins, and state attorney general Patrick Morrisey. The winner will face the Democratic incumbent, Joe Manchin.

Donald Trump's NRA speech, fact-checked

We fact-checked his May 4, 2018, address to the NRA-ILA forum.

What the U.S. Supreme Court decision means for the deportation of criminal immigrants

President Donald Trump condemned a U.S. Supreme Court decision to invalidate part of a federal law used to deport some immigrants convicted of crimes. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said the decision undermined its efforts to remove immigrants convicted of certain violent crimes, including sexual assault, kidnapping and burglary. PolitiFact decided to take a closer look at the Supreme Court decision and its impact on the removal of immigrants convicted of crimes. Immigration law experts said the administration was overhyping the consequences.

Can President Donald Trump send the military to secure the border?

Lacking money for a border wall, President Donald Trump said he’s exploring using the military to stop illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s tweets about the border, DACA

President Donald Trump tweeted Happy Easter wishes on Sunday, and shortly after followed up with tweets bashing Mexico and Democrats for immigration problems in the United States. Here’s a closer look at Trump’s tweets, fact-checked and with context.

What you need to know about the Census’ citizenship question

The Trump administration’s plans to include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census got immediate pushback from Democratic lawmakers and immigrant rights advocates, who said the question instills fear in immigrant communities and will lead to an undercount of the national population. PolitiFact decided to explore the issue and reached out to demographers to answer key questions about the Census’ citizenship question.