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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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Estimating costs of refugee resettlement in the United States, assistance in home region

President Donald Trump told the United Nations General Assembly that for the cost of resettling one refugee in the United States, more than 10 could be assisted in their home region. We found the on-the-ground reality of aid to refugees to be so complex that it’s not possible to prove or disprove Trump’s statement.

The big picture: The North Korea situation as Trump heads to the UN

President Donald Trump's administration has strongly condemned North Korea, calling it a global threat and affirming that a military option is not off the table. Ahead of Trump’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly, here’s what you need to know about how the United States has dealt with North Korea in the past and how the Trump administration plans to forge ahead.  

What did Donald Trump mean in his tweet about DACA recipients?

Just a few days after President Donald Trump’s administration announced the end to a program shielding hundreds of thousands of immigrants from deportation, in a tweet Trump said they shouldn’t worry.  Some Twitter users were quick to fault Trump’s words as misleading, because some DACA recipients would need to renew their applications within a month to remain protected. Others read it as a promise that the administration wouldn’t move against DACA recipients for six months.

How do standards measure up at immigration detention centers? A special report

President Donald Trump plans to expand the number of faciliites detaining immigrants waiting for deportation or a resolution of their case.  John Kelly, who has Homeland Security secretary before becoming chief of staff, said standards may need to be lowered in order to contract with more local jails. But immigrant advocates say neglect and abuse already exists at detention facilities and that lowering standards may invite further violations of detention standards.

Fact-checking Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the DACA immigration program

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end to a program that protected some 800,000 immigrants from deportation, claiming it was created by Obama’s administration as an overreach of executive power and that it circumvented the Constitution.

Fact-checking President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Phoenix

President Donald Trump defended his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., during a campaign rally in Phoenix, on Aug. 22, blaming the media for distorting or omitting his full comments.

Were militia groups in Charlottesville better equipped than Virginia State Police?

In response to violence in Charlottesville, Va., Gov. Terry McAuliffe praised law enforcement’s work, but also said that some demonstrators were better equipped than the State Police. Here's what we know.

A look at the data on domestic terrorism and who’s behind it

A deadly attack in Charlottesville, Va., during a white nationalist rally and counterprotests brought attention to far-right terrorism and how it compares with radical Islamic terrorism. In light of the attack, here's an overview of the latest data available regarding domestic terrorism and its perpetrators.

Fact-checking Trump’s News of the Week video with Kayleigh McEnany

Trump’s "News of the Week" Facebook video touted success on the economy, immigration and veterans’ affairs. But the accuracy of the talking points was mixed.

Do low-skilled immigrants negatively impact wages of Americans?

White House policy adviser Stephen Miller at an Aug. 2 press briefing said that research has found a correlation between low-skilled immigration and declining wages for people in the United States. But the impact low-skilled immigrants have on wages has been widely debated for decades, here's an overview of conflicting conclusions.