Does Housing A Homeless Veteran Cost Less Than Having The National Guard Arrest Two Border Crossers?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Alain StephensApril 11, 2018 9:30 am| ,

A congressman said recently that for the amount of money it costs the National Guard to make a couple of arrests along the U.S.-Mexico border, the government could house a homeless veteran for a year.

Is that a fact? Gardner Selby of the Politifact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.

Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego made the claim in a tweet. He opposes President Donald Trump’s plan to deploy National Guard troops on the border.

Hear how Congressman Ruben Gallego’s claim scored in the player above.