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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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Recent stories from Miriam Valverde

Trump says 'time has come' for law restricting federal assistance to immigrants. It already exists

President Donald Trump recently told supporters that he wants to put in place new rules barring immigrants from receiving government benefits for at least five years. But there's already a law addressing this, passed more than 20 years ago.

Fact-checking 9 things Trump overstated, got wrong in his Cedar Rapids speech

His June 21, 2017, rally speech in Cedar Rapids ranged from health care to jobs to immigration to the Paris climate agreement.

Donald Trump: Comey's leak of memo 'totally illegal?'

President Donald Trump wondered aloud if former FBI director James Comey's decision to share his memos of their interactions with a friend to generate press coverage was "totally illegal." 

Fact-checking President Trump’s attorney after Comey's testimony

After Comey’s under oath testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8, Trump’s lawyer Marc Kasowitz, disputed several of Comey’s statements. But there was a lot of spin in Kasowitz’s comments.

Trump says it’s a travel ban, despite what his own team says

Despite what his spokesman, administration officials, lawyers, courts and others call it, President Donald Trump has made it clear that his controversial immigration executive order is definitely a "TRAVEL BAN!"

Fact-checking Donald Trump's statement withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement

President Donald Trump announced that the United States will withdraw from the Paris accord on climate change. All but two countries signed the agreement. But Trump said the deal puts the United States at a disadvantage.

What HHS Secretary Tom Price said about opioid addiction treatment

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price raised an uproar after being quoted by a West Virginia newspaper as saying that a type of treatment for people addicted to opioids isn't very effective and suggesting there's a cure for addiction — despite research on the contrary.  

Donald Trump extended Temporary Protected Status for Haitians. Here's what that means

President Donald Trump’s administration has extended an immigration designation that benefits about 50,000 Haitians in the United States. Haiti's Temporary Protected Status designation was extended through Jan. 22, 2018.

PolitiFact Sheet: Jared Kushner, Kushner Companies, EB-5 visas and Chinese investors

A widely criticized immigrant investor program is back in the spotlight after the sister of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, courted investors for a family real estate project.

What Trump has done in his first 100 days in office

Here’s an overview of what Trump has done so far and how he fares on PolitiFact’s Trump-O-Meter, which tracks more than 100 promises he made on the campaign trail.