WASHINGTON  | AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrong about illegal immigration costs

4Dec - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump is spreading misleading numbers about the cost of illegal immigration.

As he tries to pressure Democrats to fund his long-promised southern border wall, Trump is claiming the country loses $250 billion a year on illegal immigration. But it remained unclear Tuesday where Trump had found that number, which is dramatically higher than previous estimates.

A look at his claim:

TRUMP: “Could somebody please explain to the Democrats (we need their votes) that our Country losses (sic) 250 Billion Dollars a year on illegal immigration, not including the terrible drug flow.

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