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Did Texas Ranchers Find ‘Prayer Rugs’ Near the U.S.-Mexico Border?

Amid a flurry of headlines about the government shutdown and Michael Cohen on January 18 2019, President Donald Trump tweeted a highly dubious claim that ranchers on the southern United States border had found “prayer rugs” as part of a plea to fund his plan to build a wall to separate the U.S. from Mexico: Border …

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El Paso-Juarez border crossing.

Are Asylum-Seekers Getting Numbers Written on Their Arms at the United States Border?

Amid escalating news reports of unarmed adults and children being teargassed over an international border by the United States, infants and children being forcibly, and permanently, taken from their parents, and asylum-seekers being held in detention camps, yet another story and image appeared: Photo credit: Adria Malcolm for Yahoo! News As some readers and viewers …

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Graffiti on the border wall separating the United States and Mexico, Playas, Tijuana.

The Truth About the Migrant Caravan Approaching the United States

On October 18th, 2018, United States President Donald Trump fired off a volley of tweets about a large caravan of people wending their way from Honduras to the southern United States border: These statements were duly picked up and breathlessly repeated by news channels and pundits, spreading the story with crucial context omitted from the story, such …

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A volunteer placing water at a crossing route in the California desert.

Photos of Trash in the Arizona Desert Left Behind by ‘Illegal Immigrants’?

A photograph showing trash and debris scattered across a desert landscape comes as part of a chain email that says it is an “eye-opener” from the Sonoran Desert region in Arizona, showing a trash-covered landscape: According to chain emails and Facebook posts, thousands of backpacks, clothes, food wrappers, water bottles and soiled baby diapers were …

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