Does Obama Want To Use Military Bases to House People in the Country Illegally?

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

By Alain StephensMay 11, 2016 9:56 am

An Austin-area U.S. House member maintains that President Barack Obama has dangerous desires for military installations. U.S. Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock, opened his commentary in the March 10, 2016, Round Rock Leader: “This is not a joke: the president wants to house illegal aliens on our nation’s military installations.”

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

Carter, saying that such a move would hinder troops’ effectiveness, wrote: “With the growing global threats of terrorism, how could any president think that housing illegal immigrants on military installations is the right thing to do?” His column also touted his 2016 proposal to bar such installations from sheltering anyone lacking “lawful immigration status.”

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