Zebra Fact Check noted that a PolitiFact fact check created a false narrative around Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, suggesting that DeSantis conflated one statistic with another when speaking about illegal immigration. PolitiFact failed to acknowledge that border apprehensions have a long history as a proxy for illegal border crossings. PolitiFact also failed to acknowledge that border apprehensions do not represent every attempt to illegally cross the border. Some cross illegally without detection.
Accordingly, Zebra Fact Check asked PolitiFact to correct its fact check. In reply we received PolitiFact’s standard response to emails.