A recent Facebook post by Montgomery County Citizens Against Illegal Immigration shows a photo of a man with bumps on his skin. The group claims that immigrants like the man in the photo are crossing the border and bringing diseases into the country. Is that a fact? Gardner Selby of the PolitiFact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.
How Do Claims About Migrants Bringing Disease Into The U.S. Stack Up?
Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.
The photo shows a shirtless man with one arm raised, and several dozen red spots on his torso. Montgomery County Citizens Against Illegal Immigration writes in the post, “Is this really the future we want for our children?”
The post lists a number of diseases the organization claims are being brought into the U.S. by immigrants. But Facebook flagged the post as possibly being inaccurate.
Hear how Montgomery County Citizens Against Illegal Immigration’s claim scored in the player above.
Written by Shelly Brisbin.