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Unraveling Misinformation About Bipartisan Immigration Bill

Unraveling Misinformation About Bipartisan Immigration Bill

Even before a bipartisan group of senators unveiled the text of a foreign aid and immigration overhaul bill on Feb. 4, it faced significant opposition from former President Donald Trump and other Republican leaders. We’ll explain what was in the legislation and the facts on two popular talking points.

Debunking Bogus Claim of ‘Bipartisan’ Support for Mayorkas Impeachment Hearings

Debunking Bogus Claim of ‘Bipartisan’ Support for Mayorkas Impeachment Hearings

Legislators often tout support for some piece of legislation as bipartisan, even if only a few members from the opposing party back it. But in an announcement about committee hearings to investigate the possible impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, one Republican is taking claims of bipartisanship to absurd new lengths.

Biden’s Border Wall, Explained

Biden’s Border Wall, Explained

After the Department of Homeland Security announced it would waive laws to enable miles of border wall construction in Texas, President Joe Biden said he “can’t stop” the money being spent on border barriers because of the way it was appropriated by Congress. That’s correct, experts told us.

Conservative Politicians, Commentators Recirculate Old Falsehood on Aid for Immigrants

Conservative Politicians, Commentators Recirculate Old Falsehood on Aid for Immigrants

Immigrants who come to the U.S. without authorization have very limited access to government benefits. But an old falsehood revived by conservatives conflates aid given to authorized refugees with the limited assistance available to immigrants who entered the country illegally. The claim also inflates the benefits given to refugees.

Posts Misrepresent Use of Floodgates at Southern Border

Posts Misrepresent Use of Floodgates at Southern Border

To avoid damage from heavy rains, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have opened floodgates along Arizona’s border fencing during monsoon season since 2009. But social media users, including Sen. Ted Cruz, shared posts with the misleading claim that the Biden administration opened the gates “by design” to allow illegal immigration.