Sunday, August 30th, 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 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


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


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

Mostly True

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


No evidence that vast majority weren't from Wisconsin

Mostly True

Accurately quotes study, but part of methodology questioned

Pants on Fire!

How did the world miss something so historic?