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False Claims As Trump Makes His Case For A Crisis On The US-Mexico border


Donald Trump continues to push for a billion dollar approval for a new border wall. Trump and his administration have use misleading statements and facts to make their case for the funding of the border wall. Here is a breakdown of the most recent misleading claims made the the current administration.

Illegal border-crossings
In each of his three television interviews Pence led his argument that there is a crisis on the southern border stating, “60,000 people are now attempting to come into our country illegally every month.”

This is a very misleading statement making people think that 60,000 people very month are sneaking over the wall.

Official statistics from Customs and Border Protection tell a different story. Of the 62,456 individuals apprehended at the southern border, 10,600 presented themselves at legal US ports of entry and were ultimately turned back.

Terrorists entering the US from Mexico
For months, Trump has raised the specter of “terrorists” crossing the US-Mexico border. He brought this up repeatedly before the 2018 midterms when a caravan of migrants, primarily from impoverished Central American countries, marched through Mexico toward the US border.

White House Sarah Sanders recently said “nearly 4,000 known or suspected terrorists come into our country illegally, and we know that our most vulnerable point of entry is at our southern border.” Recent reports show that the actual number of non-citizens on the terrorism watch list is nowhere near the 4,000 figure. Only about a dozen non-citizens on the terrorists watch list were stopped at the US-Mexico border in 2018.

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