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Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton wants to let criminal undocumented immigrants stay in U.S.
Trump says "In Hillary Clinton’s America ... illegal immigrants convicted of committing crimes get to stay."
The tone of the ad is to scare voters into thinking that Clinton would welcome convicted criminals to remain in the country illegally, and that’s an exaggeration.
Clinton has said that she will deport "violent criminals" as well as anyone who threatens our safety. She hasn’t been more specific about the types of crimes that would or would not lead to deportation.
We rate this claim Half True.READ MORE
Fact-checking Trump's first general election ad on immigration
PolitiFact rated several claims in the ad, giving ratings ranging from False to Mostly True.READ MORE
Trump’s false claim that undocumented immigrants collect Social Security benefits
The Republican presidential nominee makes a bizarre claim that undocumented immigrants will collect Social Security under a Clinton presidency. In general, people in the United States illegally are not eligible to collect Social Security benefits. They must be granted some type of lawful status — either by obtaining legal status or being granted deferred action.
Even then, it’s not accurate to say they are “skipping the line.” People who obtain lawful status under DACA need to work for at least 10 years, pay taxes and reach retirement age before they are eligible to receive Social Security benefits.READ MORE