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The Facts on DACA

Congress is trying to agree on a bipartisan plan on what to do about DACA. We provide an FAQ on the program.

Trump’s Numbers

Statistical measures of the president’s term to date.

Trump’s Mistake on DACA

President Donald Trump mistakenly said that foreign-born residents in the DACA program “could be 40 years old, 41 years old.” In fact, they can be no more than 36 years old, because the program is only open to those born after June 15, 1981. On average, they are 25 years old.

The DACA Population Numbers

President Donald Trump said he has “heard” varying numbers on the DACA population — from 650,000 to 3 million. In fact, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said there were 689,800 active DACA recipients as of Sept. 4, 2017.

No Arrests for California Wildfire

Q: Was an “illegal alien” arrested for starting the wildfires that have ravaged northern California?

A: No. The arrest was not related to the wildfires.

Obama’s Final Numbers

The numbers are nearly all in now. What they show about what really happened during the eight years that Barack Obama was president is sometimes different from what politicians claimed.

Ed Gillespie’s ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Attacks

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie is airing a misleading TV ad in Virginia that says Democrat Ralph Northam was the “deciding vote” in “favor of sanctuary cities that let dangerous illegal immigrants back on the streets.”

Video: Trump, Sessions on DACA

In this week’s video with FactCheck.org, CNN’s Jake Tapper reviews how President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions characterize the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program.

Spinning the Facts on DACA

In rescinding the Obama-era Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program, Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ selective use of facts leaves a misleading impression of the program.

Video: Trump on Border Apprehensions

In this week’s fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper and FactCheck.org explain why President Donald Trump was wrong when he said southwest border apprehensions increased under past administrations.