01:48 - Source: CNN
Fact-checking Trump on birthright citizenship

Today begins a new partnership to look closer at what the candidates are claiming on the campaign trail. This week’s topic: Donald Trump’s recent statements about what Mexico - and the rest of the world - grant to any baby born within their borders.


Donald Trump was off base with his claim that Mexico does not have a birthright citizenship policy like the U.S. Although the two countries use different terminology, the two policies are actually very similar.

Trump also overstated the rarity of such policies around the world, claiming that “we’re the only place, just about, that’s stupid enough to do it.” While the majority of countries do not have such a policy, 30 of them do, including Canada and a number of other countries in Central and South America.

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