Thursday, September 1, 2016

A Quick Fact Check Of Trump's Immigration Claims...

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Donald Trump, a man who time and again has demonstrated his aversion to facts, continued his distortions and false claims Wednesday in his major speech on immigration. Following is a brief summary.

As is Trump's wont to do he continues to play on fear, extreme nationalism, xenophobia, and ignorance. There are historical examples of demagogoues and the misery they created for their people and the world. Our electorate ought to revisit the history of a prior era.

“Using the existing laws, millions of people are deported every year.” FALSE

Claims “nearly 200,000 illegal immigrants” booked into Texas jails from 2011 to 2016 “were responsible for more than half a million criminal offenses.” FALSE 
Says “nobody even knows” if there are 11 million immigrants in the country illegally; says there could be 30 million or 5 million. FALSE  
Claims Hillary Clinton’s immigration plan “would functionally end enforcement of visa overstay rules — another open border decree.” NO EVIDENCE  
Claims Hillary Clinton will “close down detention centers for border crossings, meaning she will have an open southern border.” DISTORTS THE FACTS  
Claims “everybody … whether you’ve been a criminal or not” would become “American citizens” under Hillary Clinton’s immigration plan. FALSE CLAIM MADE BY GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE  (Trump supporter/advocate)

Read the complete Fact Check Report. 


  1. For the Trumpians facts are lies and lies are facts/truth.

    Blinders are in vogue these days. Especially with the Trumpians.

  2. Re "an open Southern border", that's what Gary Johnson wants.


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