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FACT CHECK: Are There More Job Openings than Unemployed People?

FACT CHECK: Are There More Job Openings than Unemployed People?

Emily Larsen | Fact Check Reporter Rep. Lou Barletta said Thursday that there are more jobs openings than unemployed people in the U.S. Verdict: True There were 6.6 million job openings and 6.1 million unemployed people in May 2018. Fact Check: Barletta, a Republican running for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, mentioned the statistic when he spoke […]

Fact Check: Are 80% Of Asylum Court Cases Not Approved?

Fact Check: Are 80% Of Asylum Court Cases Not Approved?

Emily Larsen | Fact Check Reporter Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in a Fox News interview that about 80 percent of people seeking asylum in immigration court do not receive it. Verdict: True About 80 percent of asylum cases in immigration court are denied or otherwise closed. That figure does not include thousands of […]

Fact Check | Do Asylum-Seekers Have To Illegally Enter The US?

Fact Check | Do Asylum-Seekers Have To Illegally Enter The US?

Emily Larsen | Fact Check Reporter Attorney Rabia Chaudry said in a tweet Sunday that people must be in the U.S. in order to apply for asylum, and that asylum-seekers on the southern border have to figure out how to get inside. Verdict: False People may apply for asylum at U.S. ports of entry without […]

Fact Check: Does Canada Charge A 270% Tariff On US Dairy?

Fact Check: Does Canada Charge A 270% Tariff On US Dairy?

Emily Larsen | Fact Check Reporter President Donald Trump said in several tweets that Canada charges the U.S. a 270 percent tariff on dairy products. PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, “US Tariffs were kind of […]

We Interviewed A Former MS-13 Member To Talk About Their Motto ‘Kill, Rape, Control’

We Interviewed A Former MS-13 Member To Talk About Their Motto ‘Kill, Rape, Control’

  Emily Larsen | Fact Check Reporter   The White House said in a press release Monday that the gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, follows the motto of “kill, rape, control.” Verdict: True “Mata, roba, viola, controla,” which means “kill, steal, rape, control,” is an informal catchphrase used by some MS-13 members. Though the gang is notoriously […]