Fact checking White House adviser Stephen Miller's controversial immigration claims

Stephen Miller's polling claims pose mixed answers about immigration

ByBy Caroline Cohen
August 03, 2017, 9:18 PM

— -- White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller spoke Wednesday about sweeping changes the president hopes to make to dramatically decrease the number of legal immigrants allowed into the country each year. The remarks came shortly after President Trump expressed his support for a GOP-led immigration bill that would overhaul the country's immigration system to accomplish those goals.

Miller claimed the current level of immigration hurts American workers and leads to wage stagnation. On that point, several economists flatly disagree. He also said that recent polling showed “immense” public support for stricter, more limited immigration policies and a switch to a so-called merit-based system. The polling on the issue is in fact complicated and shows a wide range of opinions on the topic.

Here are a few more of Miller's claims and how they stand up to the facts:

Claim: Net migration rates are increasing at a “record pace.”

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