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  Entire Trump tweet on immigrant aid is wrong
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Last EditedRP  Dec 04, 2018 04:26pm
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AuthorCALVIN WOODWARD
News DateWednesday, November 28, 2018 10:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionPresident Donald Trump is spreading a false claim from supporters that people who are in the United States illegally receive more in federal assistance than the average American gets in Social Security benefits.

Everything about the tweet he passed on to his 56 million listed Twitter followers Tuesday is wrong.

THE FACTS: Wrong country, wrong numbers, wrong description of legal status of the recipients. Besides that, immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally do not qualify for most federal benefits, even when they’re paying taxes, and those with legal status make up a small portion of those who use public benefits.
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