How a false story about migrants displacing homeless veterans caught fire


The arrival of asylum-seeking migrants in the U.S. — both at the southern border and in major cities — has spawned a tidal wave of social media claims that are often both alarming and false.

As New York City struggles with an influx of asylum seekers — more than 70,000 migrants have arrived there in recent months — a new claim took center stage.

It was an alarming story that fit neatly into baseless talking points about President Joe Biden and the southern border. But it wasn’t true.

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