Are Worker Remittances Mexico’s Top Source of Income?

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

By Alain StephensFebruary 1, 2017 9:56 am| ,

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway offered several possibilities for how President Donald Trump will build a wall across the southern border, including a tax on goods crossing from Mexico to the United States.

Conway went on to decry the United States’ trade deficit with Mexico during an interview with CBS’ Charlie Rose, calling “repatriation of funds” a “very big piece of President Trump’s vision for this country.”

“Here’s the fact,” Conway said on Jan. 27, 2017. “The No. 1 source of income into Mexico are Mexicans working here and sending the money back.”

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

Hear how Conway’s claim scored in the player above.