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Screen-Shot-2018-07-10-at-1.52.28-PM Fact check U.S. immigration claims made on CBS
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  Right-leaning columnist Ben Domenech with the Federalist said that migration nearly triples year after year on CBS Face the Nation
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  <b>CBS Face the Nation held a</b><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guI35m0Bouw"> <b>roundtable discussion</b></a> <b>on June 17, when the Trump Administration employed the policy of separating migrant children from their parents after being apprehended on the U.S.-Mexico border. Ben Domenech, a right-leaning columnist for the Federalist, said that the number of migrants nearly triples every year. </b>
  <span style="font-weight: 400;">WikiTribune is fact checking the two statistics that Domench offered. Here is Domenech’s claim, lightly-edited for clarity, made on the 22:20 mark. Full transcript from Face the Nation can be found</span><a href="https://www.cbsnews.com/news/full-transcript-face-the-nation-on-june-17-2018/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">here</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span>
Screenshot of Ben Domenech on Face the Nation (Youtube) &nbsp;
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guI35m0Bouw
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  <span style="font-weight: 400;">22:20 The focus on these kids, while I understand it on a media perspective, I think is ignoring what is really driving these factors. </span><b>Why do we have a 200 percent year over year increase in the number of people coming across? Why do we have the biggest month to month increase between February and March that we’ve seen since 2011? The answer to that is the activity of the Mexican cartels....</b>
  <i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Note: WikiTribune will not fact check claims that the Mexican cartel exacerbated the migrant crisis. Such claims cannot be readily deemed “true” or “false.” Report on this topic in a separate story if desired. </span></i>
  <b>Claim 1: “...</b> <b>(the U.S.) has a 200 percent year over year increase in the number of people coming across (the southern border).”</b>
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  <b>Claim 2: “... (the U.S.) has the biggest month to month increase between February and March (2018) that we’ve seen since 2011.”</b>
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  El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Immigration, Latin America, Migrants, Politics, Refugees, United States, Immigration
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  Ben Domenech, cartels, CBS News, central america, Face the Nation, fact check, Mexican Cartels, migrant crisis, Migration, smuggling, The Federalist
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