Recent study puts figure at 42 percent
"Half of everyone that’s here illegally (in the U.S.) came here legally on a visa and have overstayed their visa."
— Politifact California on Friday, August 24th, 2018
There's an if
Says Beto O’Rourke is "open to abolishing ICE."
— Politifact Texas on Monday, August 6th, 2018
Roll the tape
Says Ronald Reagan said immigrants "brought with them courage and the values of family, work, and freedom. Let us pledge to each other that we can make America great again."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
Republicans voted for it, too
Says Adam Putnam "endorsed the Schumer-Obama Gang of Eight immigration amnesty."
— Politifact Florida on Friday, June 29th, 2018
This claim gets its day in court
"Most (immigrants) do show up in court."
— Politifact PunditFact on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
Essentially, yes, though not literally jailed
Says Donald Trump's executive order "doesn't address the over 2,000 children who are already separated from their parents, and it doesn't change the fact that we would be jailing children with their families."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, June 22nd, 2018
Real numbers, don't prove fraud
"There's been a 1,700 percent increase in asylum claims over the last 10 years."
— Politifact National on Thursday, June 21st, 2018
Needs additional information
"National Guard storms Mexico border, makes game-changing impact in just 30 days"
— Politifact PunditFact on Thursday, June 7th, 2018
Past numbers say yes
"For what it would cost the (National) Guard to make just two arrests at the border, we could give a homeless veteran permanent housing for an entire year."
— Politifact National on Thursday, April 5th, 2018
In absolute numbers, but not as share of population
"There are more immigrants in our country right now than any other time."
— Politifact PunditFact on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018
Military service not checked
Says a "recent analysis" showed that 91 percent of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients are employed, in school or serving in the military.
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
Not a crime, but can still be deported
"Simply being in this country without documentation is not a crime"
— Politifact New York on Friday, December 1st, 2017
Hispanics entrepreneurs are opening businesses fast
"Hispanic entrepreneurs, those who have immigrated from Spanish-speaking countries, often start three times as many businesses as white males."
— Politifact Florida on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
Some fraud rings extract money from lottery winners
The diversity visa lottery is "plagued by fraud."
— Politifact National on Monday, November 6th, 2017
"President (Ronald) Reagan did a similar thing. George H.W. Bush did a similar order" as former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.
— Politifact National on Friday, September 8th, 2017
Data shows roughly half
"Half of all immigrant households receive benefits from our social welfare system."
— Politifact Georgia on Monday, August 14th, 2017
Available research backs up claim
"Undocumented immigrants commit less crimes than the native born."
— Politifact California on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
Numbers are right, amnesty definition not settled
The Trump administration has granted amnesty to "nearly 100,000 'Dreamers' "
— Politifact PunditFact on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
Border region heavily patrolled
"Some of the safest communities in the United States are along the border."
— Politifact PunditFact on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
It's an honor system
Wisconsin politicians get daily expense payments "even if they don’t spend a dime on meals, or lodging or travel," and "no receipts are required for them to get paid."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017