Here’s how Marco Rubio tallied up on our Truth-O-Meter.
POSITION ON ‘AMNESTY’Since Ted Cruz brought it up (and he brought it up in Cleveland, too), here is a quick and handy guide on where the GOP candidates have positioned themselves on “amnesty.”
With so much focus on illegal immigration, some Republicans want to remind voters of the country’s successful legal immigration stories. Back in May, Sen. Marco Rubio said that the United States accepts “1 million people a year, legally.” We rated that Mostly True. (That, by the way, puts the United States near the front of the pack in the world.)
BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP NOT WIDELY PRACTICEDThe United States is one of 33 countries around the world that offer citizenship to every person born on their soil. Among those 33, the United States admits the highest number of immigrants per year. In contrast, most other developed countries have added more requirements for citizenship. This makes the United States somewhat of an outlier on the issue. Read more in this fact-check.
FIORINA FIGHTS BACK ON LAYOFF ATTACKS
Carly Fiorina has pushed back against claims about her tenure at HP by saying part of the story is being left out: Under her leadership, the size of the company doubled, she said. PolitiFact rated her claim Mostly True in May.