Author Topic: Washington Post fact-check's Trump illegal immigrants arrests claim: 'Number is right but misleading  (Read 101 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline mystery-ak

  • Owner
  • Administrator
  • ******
  • Posts: 272,553
Washington Post fact-check's Trump illegal immigrants arrests claim: 'Number is right but misleading'
By Joe Concha - 01/09/19 08:53 AM EST

The Washington Post fact-checked a claim made by President Trump during his Oval Office address Tuesday night that 266,000 aliens were arrested in the past two years, concluding that "the number is right, but misleading" due to the number including arrests for "illegal entry and reentry."

"In the last two years, ICE officers made 266,000 arrests of aliens with criminal records, including those charged or convicted of 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 violent killings," Trump said in an address that was carried by all the major broadcast and cable networks. "Over the years, thousands of Americans have been brutally killed by those who illegally entered our country, and thousands more lives will be lost if we don’t act right now."

"This is a humanitarian crisis," he added. "A crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul."

more
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/424493-washington-post-fact-checks-trump-illegal-immigrants-arrests-claim-number-is
Support the USO


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf