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Miriam Valverde is a staff writer for PolitiFact. Previously, she reported for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Bradenton Herald, the Boston Globe and a Boston Spanish-language publication, El Planeta. Miriam graduated from Emerson College with a major in journalism and minor in business studies.

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What you need to know about the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy

The Trump administration has introduced a "zero-tolerance" policy calling for the prosecution of all individuals who illegally enter the United States. This policy has the effect of separating a parent from his or her child when they enter the country together, because the parent is referred for prosecution and the child is placed in the custody of a sponsor, such as a relative or foster home, or held in a shelter. Here’s a closer look at the issue.

What Donald Trump got wrong in his Tennessee rally for Marsha Blackburn

President Donald Trump dropped in Nashville, Tenn., to boost the Senate campaign of Rep. Marsha Blackburn. Trump spent most of the May 29 rally telling stories about the biggest moments of his presidency, rehashing a litany of exaggerations and falsehoods in the process.

Sorting out the facts about nearly 1,500 lost children, Trump family separation policy

The hashtag #WhereAreTheChildren has been trending on Twitter, bringing attention to nearly 1,500 "lost" immigrant children and whether the Trump administration is to blame for it. Readers asked us to clarify what exactly happened with the children and how they got here. Here are the facts.

Donald Trump made 8 misleading claims about immigration on Fox and Friends

President Donald Trump repeated several misleading talking points about immigration during an interview with Fox & Friends’ Brian Kilmeade. We counted at least 8 faulty claims in less than five minutes.

What the Republican discharge petition means for DACA, ‘Dreamers’

Here’s an overview of the uncommon approach of discharge petitions, what it means for Dreamers and what it says about the power dynamic in congress.

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s misleading immigration claims in meeting with California officials

President Donald Trump hosted sheriffs and other elected officials from California to talk about immigration policies that he sees as counter to his agenda. Trump made a number of questionable statements that needed a fact-check. Here’s our roundup of his most inaccurate statements from the conversation.

In Context: Donald Trump's comments about immigrants, ‘animals’

President Donald Trump has fueled criticism from lawmakers and immigrant rights advocates after saying that some people coming into the United States are "animals." He made the comments during a roundtable discussion on immigration. Here’s the exchange for full context.

PolitiFact fact-checks West Virginia's GOP Senate primary

Tuesday’s Republican primary for a U.S. Senate nomination has been intense -- and the veracity of the leading candidates has often been challenged. On the eve of Election Day, we’ll recap some of the biggest themes at issue in the race between three major candidates: former coal CEO Don Blankenship, U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins, and state attorney general Patrick Morrisey. The winner will face the Democratic incumbent, Joe Manchin.

Donald Trump's NRA speech, fact-checked

We fact-checked his May 4, 2018, address to the NRA-ILA forum.

What the U.S. Supreme Court decision means for the deportation of criminal immigrants

President Donald Trump condemned a U.S. Supreme Court decision to invalidate part of a federal law used to deport some immigrants convicted of crimes. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said the decision undermined its efforts to remove immigrants convicted of certain violent crimes, including sexual assault, kidnapping and burglary. PolitiFact decided to take a closer look at the Supreme Court decision and its impact on the removal of immigrants convicted of crimes. Immigration law experts said the administration was overhyping the consequences.