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AP FACT CHECK: Claims from the Democratic debate


September 13, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten Democrats seeking the presidency sparred Thursday night in a sprawling debate that put all qualifying contenders on the same stage for the first time.

Here's a look at how some of their claims from Houston stack up with the facts:

JOE BIDEN: "We didn't lock people up in cages, we didn't separate families."

THE FACTS: His comment about cages is wrong.

The "cages" — chain-link enclosures inside border facilities where migrants have been temporarily housed, separated by sex and age — were built and used by the Obama administration. The Trump administration has been...

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