Friday, January 20, 2023

Records Show that Congressmember George Santos Falsely Said His Mother Was in the World Trade Center on September 11 When Immigration Records Show She was in Brazil

Congressman George Santos Official Photo
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The election of new member of Congress George Santos (R-NY) remains mired in controversy.  Santos has admitted many spreading falsehoods about his background and family history.  The latest chapter to the George Santos story has an immigration-related angle.
CNN reports that "immigration records for Rep. George Santos’ mother appear to contradict the embattled freshman Republican’s repeated claim that she was present at the World Trade Center during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  The records in fact show that Santos' mother,  Fatima Devolder,   was in Brazil between 1999 and early 2003, well after the tragic events of September 11, 2001.  The Forward first reported on the public records showing that Santos' mother was not in the United States in 2001.

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