President Donald Trump is spreading a false claim from supporters that people who are in the United States illegally receive more in federal assistance than the average American gets in Social Security benefits. Everything about the tweet he passed on to his 56 million listed Twitter followers Tuesday is wrong. In a tweet of his own, Trump sketched an overly simplistic portrait of the auto industry in suggesting that General Motors plants slated for closure would be chugging along if foreign cars were heavily taxed in the U.S. market. IMMIGRATION Deported Nurse Wins Approval to Return to the US TRUMP's retweet: "Illegals can get up to $3,874 a month under Federal Assistance program. Our social security checks are on average $1200 a month. RT (retweet) if you agree: If you weren't born in the United States, you should receive $0 assistance." THE FACTS: Wrong country, wrong numbers, wrong description of legal status of the recipients. Besides that, immigrants who are in the U.S. … [Read more...] about AP FACT CHECK: Entire Trump Tweet on Immigrant Aid Is Wrong
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opinion The Detroit News Published 10:12 PM EST Dec 3, 2018 Kid Rock complaint was valid When a reality TV personality occupies the White House it is foolish to dismiss a celebrity that says they are going to run for office. Stephen Klein’s piece (“Know players in campaign finance reform,” Nov. 28) criticizing my organization, Common Cause, for the campaign finance complaint we filed against Kid Rock misses the mark. Early in 2017, a member of the Michigan Republican Party central committee identified Kid Rock as a potential 2018 challenger to U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow. Then in July 2017, Kid Rock launched kidrockforsenate.com, began selling “Kid Rock for US Senate” merchandise—shirts, hats, yard signs, etc.—and began Tweeting “Kid Rock for Senate” images and links to his merchandise sales website. In late July, he issued a statement referring to his “very possible campaign” and explaining that he had … [Read more...] about Letters: Other views on immigration, campaign money
Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen, Associated Press Updated 6:29 am PDT, Saturday, November 3, 2018 President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Indianapolis, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Indianapolis, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. Photo: Michael Conroy, AP Central American migrants, part of the caravan hoping to reach the U.S. border, get a ride on a truck in Donaji, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. The migrants had already made a grueling 40-mile (65-kilometer) trek from Juchitan, Oaxaca, on Thursday, after they failed to get the bus transportation they had hoped for. But hitching rides allowed them to get to Donaji early, and some headed on to a town even further north, Sayula. less Central American migrants, part of the caravan hoping to reach the U.S. border, get a ride on a truck in Donaji, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. The migrants had … [Read more...] about AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s distortions on immigration
Karen Matthews, Associated Press Updated 10:47 am CDT, Tuesday, October 30, 2018 FILE- In this May 22, 2018, file photo, Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Zeldin is running for re-election in New York's First Congressional District. Zeldin is campaigning for re-election on the eastern half of Long Island as an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump. less FILE- In this May 22, 2018, file photo, Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Zeldin is running for re-election in New York's First Congressional District. ... more Photo: Jacquelyn Martin, AP Photo: Jacquelyn Martin, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE- In this May 22, 2018, file photo, Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., speaks during a news conference on … [Read more...] about GOP’s Zeldin running as ardent Trump backer on Long Island
By Matthias Gafni | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: June 13, 2018 at 12:48 pm | UPDATED: June 14, 2018 at 7:27 am OAKLAND — A couple years ago, James Schwab was at Oakland airport escorting a local journalist reporting on the immigration deportation flights from that facility. The former Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman — who resigned in protest earlier this year after refusing to “lie” about the results of a controversial raid warning issued by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf — has one image from the tarmac that day seared into his memory. A shackled grandmother was being loaded onto a chartered jet. She had no criminal record. She was in the country to take care of her grandchildren while their mother and father worked, he said. “She was here illegally, yes,” Schwab said. “But why aren’t we fixing the laws? … It was the moment I realized how serious the immigration situation was … [Read more...] about James Schwab: Who is the ICE whistleblower? Have his views on immigration changed?