Not their primary role
"Every time they’ve done those border patrols, they’ve taken out people who have trafficked drugs. That’s the federal government’s role. They’re doing their job."
— Politifact New Hampshire on Friday, July 27th, 2018
Not the most realistic comparison
"Each year ICE detains someone, it costs taxpayers over $50,000. For comparison, by the way, that's four times the amount the federal government spends on each child in our public schools."
— Politifact National on Friday, May 11th, 2018
Tons a year
"The Coast Guard confiscated 200 tons of contraband, heroin, and so forth. At the border they collected 20 tons."
— Politifact California on Monday, April 9th, 2018
She's had questions
Says Rep. Martha McSally "is a #FlipFlopBorderHawk."
— Politifact Arizona on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
2006 fence not equal to Trump's wall
In 2005 or 2006 U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer "voted for the wall."
— Politifact Ohio on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018
Unclear how many gang members came as unaccompanied minors
Many gang members have taken advantage of "glaring loopholes and our laws to enter the country as illegal, unaccompanied, alien minors."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
Twists Comey's words
Says the Steele dossier "was—according to (James Comey's) June 2017 testimony—'salacious and unverified.' "
— Politifact National on Monday, February 5th, 2018
More to it
Says border fencing finished near El Paso in 2010 dramatically curtailed illegal crossings, local crime and drug smuggling.
— Politifact Texas on Monday, January 22nd, 2018
Additional factors likely at play
"When Phoenix dropped its sanctuary city policy in 2008, its murder rate fell 27 percent the following year."
— Politifact National on Friday, November 17th, 2017
A different study pegs lower loss
"Ending (Temporary Protected Status) and deporting legal workers would cost the United States ~$164 billion in GDP over a decade."
— Politifact National on Monday, November 13th, 2017
Difficult to determine percentage of fraudulent claims
In the U.S. asylum system, "claims of 'fear to return' have skyrocketed, and the percentage of claims that are genuinely meritorious are down."
— Politifact National on Thursday, October 19th, 2017
No court has ruled on memo's constitutionality
DACA was "a mere memo from the Department of Homeland security under Barack Obama, which violated the laws."
— Politifact National on Friday, September 22nd, 2017
Majority support, but not 92 percent
Says "92 percent of the people agree on DACA."
— Politifact National on Monday, September 18th, 2017
Dems backed less substantial border fence
Says Barack Obama, Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton "all voted for" a border wall as senators.
— Politifact California on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
Pleas for minor, non-violent crimes
District attorneys "have advertised that they will charge a criminal alien with a lesser offense than presumably they would charge a United States citizen, so they won’t be deported."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
There's no law saying credits can't be claimed
Treasury Department's inspector general found "there's $4 billion a year in excess payments" going to people that shouldn’t get them. "These are mostly Mexicans."
— Politifact National on Thursday, April 27th, 2017
There's two ways to look at it
The Ninth Circuit has an overturned record "close to 80%."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
Tracking the southern flow of money
"In 2014, Mexico alone received over $24 billion in remittances sent from the U.S., while other South and Central American countries received over 15 percent of their (gross domestic product) in the form of remittances."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
Trump changed the yardstick
"Last month, we saw a 64 percent reduction in illegal immigration on our southern border."
— Politifact National on Monday, April 10th, 2017
Data is fairly fuzzy
"According to the FBI, Mexican drug cartels are working with 100,000 street gang members in Chicago alone."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017