Donald Trump Insisted Every American is "Hurt by Uncontrolled Illegal Migration"

Type: Anti ImmigrantJan 08 2019 Severity:
About: Immigration
Donald Trump claimed that "all Americans are hurt by uncontrolled illegal migration" during a nationally televised speech from the Oval Office, but the claim is without merit and woefully lacking any additional context. For starters, there is no "uncontrolled illegal migration" to speak of considering the vast, vast majority of undocumented immigrants living in the country came here legally and overstayed their visas. It is also true that immigrants - legal or illegal - commit far fewer crimes than American citizens.

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Quote | Experts from across the spectrum strongly dispute Trump's claim.

"All Americans are hurt by uncontrolled illegal migration."