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The Caravan, the CDC and a False Flight

The Caravan, the CDC and a False Flight

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is not flying sick migrants from the caravan into the country, as a story that originated on a self-proclaimed “alt-news” website claims.

Viral Posts Misinform on McCarran-Walter Act

Viral Posts Misinform on McCarran-Walter Act

The 1952 McCarran-Walter Act codified immigration policies. It doesn’t bar “Muslims from holding public office,” as social media posts erroneously claim.

Trump Misuses Data in 9th Circuit Attack

Trump Misuses Data in 9th Circuit Attack

President Donald Trump wrongly tweeted that the largest federal appellate court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, is “overturned more than any circuit in the country, 79%.”

Bloody Border Patrol Photo is Eight Years Old

Bloody Border Patrol Photo is Eight Years Old

No border patrol officers were seriously injured in an encounter with migrants on Nov. 25, but a 2013 photo circulating online falsely claims to show a recently injured officer.

Trump’s Border Claims

Trump’s Border Claims

After a group of migrants tried to breach the U.S. border at Tijuana, Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said there were no “reported serious injuries on either side of the border.” But President Donald Trump told reporters the same day that “three Border Patrol people yesterday were very badly hurt through getting hit with rocks and stones.”

Republican Closing Ads: Immigration

Republican Closing Ads: Immigration

In the final days of the 2018 election, Republicans across the country are running TV ads about immigration that falsely accuse some Democrats of wanting “open borders,” plotting to “abolish ICE,” supporting “sanctuary cities” and more.

Photo Not Related to ‘Caravan’

Photo Not Related to ‘Caravan’

Q: Are the people shown dragging a Mexican police officer in a viral photo members of the “migrant caravan”?

A: No. The photo is from 2014 and shows riots following the disappearance of 43 students in southern Mexico.

Video: FactChecking Trump’s Wisconsin Rally

Video: FactChecking Trump’s Wisconsin Rally

In this week’s fact-check video, CNN’s Jake Tapper looks at seven false or misleading claims President Donald Trump made at a recent campaign rally in Wisconsin.

Trump Stump Speeches: Immigration

Trump Stump Speeches: Immigration

Here we look at some of the false, misleading and unsupported claims the president has made about immigration in seven speeches over 12 days, from Erie, Pennsylvania, to Missoula, Montana.

Graphic Photos Falsely Linked to ‘Caravan’

Graphic Photos Falsely Linked to ‘Caravan’

Q: Are the viral photos of Mexican police being “brutalized” by Central American immigrants accurate?

A: No. Those images are old and unrelated to the group of immigrants seeking to come to the U.S.