How Do A Series Of Claims About The Border Stack Up?

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

By Alexandra HartJanuary 23, 2019 11:46 am,

As the controversy over President Donald Trump’s border wall continues to top the news, claims abound about how it could be paid for, where walls already exist and how barriers affect crime. Gardner Selby of the PolitiFact Texas fact-checking team rounded up some recent claims and put them to the test.

– Did Trump and his family donate $1 billion for wall construction?

– Does San Antonio currently have a barrier wall?

– Has the crime rate in El Paso increased in recent years?

– Have Muslim prayer rugs been found on the U.S. side of the border with Mexico?

Hear how these claims about the border scored in the player above.

Written by Shelly Brisbin.