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PoliticsAP FACT CHECK: Trump's wall mirage, immigrant stereotypes

02:35  12 february  2019
02:35  12 february  2019 Source:   msn.com

Trump says you'd have to be able to 'climb Mt. Everest' to scale his wall

Trump says you'd have to be able to 'climb Mt. Everest' to scale his wall The president's Wednesday comments came as Congress moved toward consideration of a spending package that would fund just 55 miles of new steel fencing. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); "As we review the new proposal from Congress, I can promise you this: I will never waver form my sacred duty to defend this nation and its people," Trump said in a speech to a conference of city and county sheriffs in Washington. "It’s a wall that people aren’t going through very easy.

WASHINGTON ( AP ) — President Donald Trump has long railed against immigration as a scourge on the economy and national security. The fact is that 75 percent of immigrants arrived legally, according to the Pew Research Center. In general, the entire immigrant population is increasingly

Trump managed to accuse immigrants in the country illegally of stealing jobs from American workers, while declaring that the country needs more immigrants because of its economic boom. This argument rested on a series of false stereotypes . “I want people to come into our country in the largest

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday presented the border wall as a work in progress, hailing the start of a "big, big portion" with much more coming soon. That's a hefty exaggeration from a president who has yet to see an extra mile of barrier completed since he took office.

AP Fact Check: Declaring emergency for wall not so ordinary

AP Fact Check: Declaring emergency for wall not so ordinary President Donald Trump would be taking an extraordinary step by declaring a national emergency for his border wall. He's making it sound quite ordinary. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); TRUMP: "You know, we already have national emergencies out there. You know, President Obama, President Clinton, President Bush — they've declared many national — this is not unique. They've declared many national emergencies. Many, many." — remarks at a Cabinet meeting Tuesday.

WASHINGTON ( AP ) — President Donald Trump has long railed against immigration as a scourge on the economy and national security. He' s committed his administration to starting construction on a wall along the Mexican border to stop illegal immigration and asylum seekers, yet he reversed his past

Trump managed to accuse immigrants in the country illegally of stealing jobs from American workers, while declaring that the country needs more immigrants because of its economic boom. This argument rested on a series of false stereotypes . "I want people to come into our country in the largest

With another possible government shutdown looming, and illegal immigration still at the heart of the budget dispute, Trump is pulling out the stops to portray his proposed wall as essential to public safety, including stemming crime. As he's done repeatedly, Trump also defied the record in claiming that the wall that Congress has refused to pay for is rapidly coming together anyway.

Trump addressed the subjects at a White House meeting with sheriffs before leaving for El Paso, Texas, for an evening rally. A look at a few of his comments:

TRUMP: "We're going to El Paso. ... We're going there to keep our country safe, and we don't want murderers and drug dealers and gang members, MS-13, and some of the worst people in the world coming into our country. ... We need a wall."

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's claims in his State of Union address

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's claims in his State of Union address The Associated Press is fact-checking remarks from President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech. Here's a look at some of the claims we've examined:WOMEN IN WORKFORCETRUMP, in prepared excerpts: "All Americans can be proud that we have more women in the workforce than ever before."THE FACTS: Of course, there are more women working than ever before. But that's due to population growth — and not something that Trump can credit to any his policies. The big question is whether a greater percentage of women is working or searching for a job than at any point in history. And on this count, women have enjoyed better times.

WASHINGTON ( AP ) — President Donald Trump has long railed against immigration as a scourge on the economy and national security. He' s committed his administration to starting construction on a wall along the Mexican border to stop illegal immigration and asylum seekers

WASHINGTON ( AP ) - President Donald Trump has long railed against immigration as a scourge on the economy and national security. They thought that immigrants were less likely to work and more dependent on government aid than immigrants actually are - and these stereotypes made them less

THE FACTS: Trump suggests that weak border enforcement is contributing to vicious crime committed by MS-13, a gang held responsible for murders in cities across the U.S. But sealing the border completely would not eliminate the gang. It was founded in the U.S. in the 1980s by Salvadoran immigrants and has sunk roots in the country. Some of its members are U.S. citizens and not subject to deportation or border enforcement.

The government has not said recently how many members it thinks are citizens and immigrants. In notable raids on MS-13 in 2015 and 2016, most of the people caught were found to be U.S. citizens.

More broadly, there is scant evidence that immigrants are perpetuating a crime wave. In a paper published last year, sociologists Michael Light and Ty Miller reviewed crime in every state and the District of Columbia from 1990 to 2014. They found that a rising number of immigrants in the country illegally corresponded with a drop, not a rise, in reported crime.

Protests planned against Trump's national emergency over the border wall

Protests planned against Trump's national emergency over the border wall Protests across the nation are planned on Monday in response President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration. The protests are being planned from New York and North Dakota to California and Texas all to counter the order Trump signed Friday, which freed up billions to construct a wall along the southern U.S. border with Mexico. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The national emergency and other measures will free up $8 billion – far more than the $5.

AP FACT CHECK : Trump ’ s shift on concrete wall , tariff myth. WASHINGTON ( AP ) — As if spotting a mirage in the Southwestern desert, President Donald Trump and his aides are seeing a wall standing along the Mexico border AP FACT CHECK : Entire Trump tweet on immigrant aid is wrong.

Trump managed to accuse immigrants in the country illegally of stealing jobs from American He' s committed his administration to starting construction on a wall along the Mexican border to stop The fact is that 75 percent of immigrants arrived legally, according to the Pew Research Center.

The authors acknowledged that it's possible that people who came illegally are less likely to report a crime. But the authors also note that such immigrants overwhelmingly arrived to work, a trend that helps reduce crime levels.

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TRUMP, on preparations for his rally: "We have a line that is very long already. I mean, you see what's going on. And I understand our competitor's got a line, too, but it's a tiny little line."

THE FACTS: That's not true. His comment came about four hours before his El Paso rally and a competing one nearby, led by Beto O'Rourke, a prospective Democratic presidential contender. The gathering for both events was small at the time. People were standing around in a dusty wind, not so much lined up.

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TRUMP: "We've actually started a big, big portion of the wall today at a very important location, and it's going to go up pretty quickly over the next nine months. That whole area will be finished. It's fully funded ... and we're going to have a lot of wall being built over the next period of time."

THE FACTS: There's less going on here than his words convey. Construction is getting started on merely 14 miles (23 kilometers) of extended barrier, approved by Congress about a year ago in an appropriation that also authorized money to renovate and strengthen some existing fencing. The extension will be in Texas' Rio Grande Valley. That's not a "big, big portion" of the grand project he promised in his campaign and countless times since — a wall that, combined with existing fencing and natural barriers, would seal the nearly 2,000-mile (3,200-kilometer) border with Mexico.

The fight with Democrats in Congress now is over his demand for a $5.7 billion down payment on the wall. That money would pay for a little over 200 miles (320 kilometers) of new barrier. Democrats have refused to approve anything close to that for extended barrier construction.

Trump also promised in the campaign that he would make Mexico pay for the wall, which it refused to do.

He inherited over 650 miles (1,050 kilometers) of border barrier from previous administrations.

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Associated Press writers Will Weissert in El Paso, Texas, Elliot Spagat in San Diego and Kevin Freking and Michael Balsamo in Washington contributed to this report.

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump declares emergency with faulty claims.
President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency at the southern border while acknowledging that rapid construction of a wall is not a necessity, but rather his preference. In justifying the extraordinary step, he brushed aside his administration's conclusions that drugs come into the country primarily at official points of entry, not over remote territory that a barrier could seal off.Trump invoked what his aides called the "common authority" of presidents to take unilateral action through the declaration of a national emergency. But there's nothing common about a president taking command of billions of dollars without the approval of Congress to pay for a campaign promise.

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