Those from Mexico and Canada have to go
"If you're a Mexican, you get sent back. ... But if you're from a noncontiguous country like the Central American countries" then you can stay in the United States.
— Politifact National on Thursday, July 10th, 2014
Passes with flying colors
"By the time she turns 3 years old, a child born into a low-income home hears 30 million fewer words than a child from a well-off family."
— Politifact National on Thursday, December 5th, 2013
Report offers best estimate
"The Congressional Budget Office, a nonpartisan office, did an analysis and said that passing comprehensive immigration reform will reduce the federal deficit by $200 billion over the next decade."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Thursday, August 1st, 2013
Federal data generally backs him up
"More than 72 percent of children in the African-American community are born out of wedlock."
— Politifact National on Monday, July 29th, 2013
Recession drove need
Food stamp spending "doubled under President Bush, doubled again under President Obama."
— Politifact National on Friday, July 19th, 2013
'A dubious honor'
Says, "Oregon has the third largest class size in the nation."
— Politifact Oregon on Friday, May 31st, 2013
SAT claim scores high
"Do you know that, statistically, when you take the SAT a second time, one third of the people that take the SAT, even if they've been studying, will get a lower score than they did the first time around?"
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, March 24th, 2013
It's written into the measure
Says the Portland Children’s Levy holds its "administrative expenses to less than 5 percent."
— Politifact Oregon on Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
The record backs him up
"The truth is David Cicilline voted for tougher laws against child abusers, domestic abusers and abusers of the elderly."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
"David Cicilline was the state representative who opposed tough mandatory sentences for those convicted of domestic violence and child abuse."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Monday, October 15th, 2012
The best, the brightest, the unhireable
"When these [undocumented] students graduate from college, they're still illegal aliens. They cannot get a job."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, May 13th, 2012
Says when he was governor, "we expanded participation in Virginia in early childhood programs by nearly 40 percent."
— Politifact Virginia on Friday, May 11th, 2012
Sad, but true
"More children die in agricultural jobs than in any other industry."
— Politifact Georgia on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
Accurately quotes federal study
Says a study shows that children who live with a biological parent and the parent's boyfriend or girlfriend "have a 20 times greater chance of being sexually abused."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, March 25th, 2012
More than 200,000 babies in 2010
"More than half of the births in Texas are paid for by Medicaid."
— Politifact Texas on Saturday, March 24th, 2012
Child abuse reports stack up to truth
"In 2010 about 75 percent of child abuse and neglect reports in Oregon were made by those required to report by law."
— Politifact Oregon on Friday, March 2nd, 2012
"Nearly half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Friday, October 21st, 2011
Reasons why are elusive
Rhode Island spends "52 percent more per capita on human service programs than the national average."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Friday, July 8th, 2011
Sobering fact: Illegal gator killing can lead to more prison time than hosting underage drinking party
"It is a greater crime to have an untagged alligator than to host an open house party (for kids)."
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
Figures for 2010 broke a record set in 2009
"To give a sense of how families are struggling, a record four out of every 10 school kids in Ohio now qualifies for subsidized lunch."
— Politifact Ohio on Tuesday, May 24th, 2011