Monday, August 31st, 2015
Gov. Scott Walker talks to the media Aug. 17, 2015 at the Iowa State Fair -- where he initially made comments on 'birthright citizenship' that he has been working to untangle. (Image from Getty)

In Context: Scott Walker and 'birthright citizenship'

Articulating positions on immigration continues to hinder Gov. Scott Walker on the presidential campaign trail. A closer look at his statements on "birthright citizenship."

The Latest from PolitiFact Wisconsin

Mostly False

Mostly False + Mostly False = Mostly False

Mostly True

Poll cited is extensive, but more to the story

Limit the time on public assistance for certain recipients

Return budget surpluses to taxpayers

Support a major increase in the enrollment cap in the statewide private school voucher program

False

Available evidence shows he left on his own, in good standing

Half-True

Aside from one-year blip, rating has been consistently high

Mostly True

Yes, thanks in part to a predecessor’s program he discontinued

False

No evidence that vast majority weren't from Wisconsin

Mostly True

Accurately quotes study, but part of methodology questioned