CNN’s Daniel Dale reports:
President Joe Biden has already ordered significant changes to US immigration policy. But he has not issued an order that Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan claims he did.
Jordan said on Facebook and Twitter on Saturday that Biden issued a new order to release “all” undocumented immigrants. Similarly, Jordan said in a Monday interview with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo that Biden “has decided he’s going to release 14,000 illegals.”
Fourteen thousand is the approximate number of people in Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention around the country. Jordan’s source for these assertions was a viral article on conservative website Breitbart News — which has been shared tens of thousands of times on Facebook alone.
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Rep. Jim Jordan, going off a very viral Breitbart article, keeps saying Biden ordered the release of every undocumented immigrant.
That is not at all true. Jordan was misinterpreting a single email from an ICE official in Texas. Fact check: https://t.co/A2Ps0IbxGr
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) January 27, 2021