The Pulitzer Prize-winning national fact-checking organization PolitiFact that originally challenged the assertion of State Rep. Bill Mitchell that the State of Illinois has spent $320 million on providing health insurance for illegal immigrants over the past six years has now acknowledged that the Macon County legislator’s claim is in fact accurate.
PolitiFact initially questioned Rep. Mitchell’s claim. However, upon examining the independent nonpartisan audit of the All Kids program conducted by the Illinois Auditor General’s Office, PolitiFact has now rated Rep. Mitchell’s statement as True.
Rep. Mitchell pointed out the latest All Kids audit said, over the last six years, the state of Illinois spent about $320 million on illegal immigrants.
PolitiFact.com is a project operated by the Tampa Bay Times, in which reporters and editors from the Times rate the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others in American politics. PolitiFact.com was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2009.