Donald Trump Lied About Assylum Seekers Never Showing Up To Trial
Type: Outright LiesNov 02 2018 Severity: About: Immigration Reform
President Trump held a Rally in Huntington, W.Va. for Patrick Morrisey, the Republican challenger to Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin. During his speech, Trump lied to the crowd that only 3% of immigrants showed up to immigration court proceedings after being apprehended and released. The Justice Department reported that in 2017 28% didn't show up, which was far from the 97% Trump claimed.
Quote | He lied that only 3% showed up to trail.
“We’re not letting them into our country. And then they never show up, almost, it’s like a level of 3 percent. They never show up for the trial. So by the time their trial comes, they’re gone, nobody knows where they are,” Trump said at a Rally in West Virginia.