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Video: Rep. Ellison on Trump’s ‘Travel Ban’

This week’s video from CNN’s Jake Tapper and FactCheck.org explains Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison’s tweet that the Supreme Court “ratified Donald Trump’s ‘total and complete shutdown’ of Muslims entry into the United States.”

Partisan Websites Spin Mexican Campaign Rhetoric

Q: Did the front-runner in the presidential race in Mexico call for an “invasion” of migrants to the U.S.?

A: No. Andrés Manuel López Obrador pledged to “defend migrants … who of necessity have to leave their villages.”

Clare Bronfman, Part of NXIVM, Not a Clinton Aide

Q: Was Clare Bronfman an aide to Hillary Clinton — and was she indicted for child sex trafficking?

A: No. A false story is based on speculation that Bronfman could be indicted in relation to an alleged sex cult. But she never worked for Clinton.

Fake Sandra Bullock Quote About Trump

Q: Did Sandra Bullock say, “Donald Trump is doing everything to improve our nation”?

A: No. There is no record of the actress ever making that comment, and her publicist says Bullock never said that.

Sanders Didn’t Call Christianity Insulting

Q: Did Sen. Bernie Sanders say that Christianity is an insult to Muslims?

A: He didn’t say that. He criticized a statement made by a presidential nominee as Islamophobic.

Trump’s ‘Travel Ban’ Doesn’t Affect All Muslims

Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison tweeted that the Supreme Court “ratified Donald Trump’s ‘total and complete shutdown’ of Muslims entry into the United States.” That is a Trump quote from the presidential campaign. But his actual executive actions didn’t go that far.

Illegal Immigration Statistics

Much of the political rhetoric in recent weeks has focused on illegal immigration. We thought it would be helpful to take a step back and look at some measures of illegal immigration in a larger context.

Is Illegal Immigration Linked to More or Less Crime?

President Donald Trump said it’s “not true” that immigrants in the U.S. illegally are “safer than the people that live in the country,” providing several crime statistics he claimed represented the “toll of illegal immigration.” Sen. Bernie Sanders made the opposite claim, saying: “I understand that the crime rate among undocumented people is actually lower than the general population.”

Rhode Island Tax Returns Bill Didn’t Pass

Q: Did Rhode Island pass a bill “to keep Trump off the 2020 ballot”?

A: No. Only one chamber passed a bill to require presidential candidates to disclose their federal tax returns.

Video: Nielsen’s Policy Distortion

This video from CNN’s Jake Tapper and FactCheck.org explains how Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen distorted the facts when she tweeted that the Trump administration does “not have a policy of separating families at the border. Period.”