Fact-Checking 5 of Trump’s Claims in Border Speech

President Donald Trumps’s speech on border security is on view Tuesday night at American Legion Post 416 in Encinitas, California. (Photo: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)


President Donald Trump made the case Tuesday night for the $5.7 billion he wants Congress to approve for a wall expanding the physical barrier along the southern border to stop the flow of illegal immigrants and drugs. The Daily Signal examined five of the president’s claims in his 10-minute speech from the Oval Office.

1. “All Americans are hurt by uncontrolled illegal migration. It strains public resources and drives down jobs and wages. Among those hardest hit are African-Americans and Hispanic Americans.”