County Exec. Corrects Fox & Friends Report on Immigrant Legal Aid

County Exec. Corrects Fox & Friends Report on Immigrant Legal Aid

(Crystal Proxmire, Nov. 14, 2017)

Pontiac, MI – According to a press release from Oakland County Executive L Brooks Patterson, “Fox & Friends First on Fox News Channel falsely reported today that Oakland County, Mich. is one of 11 cities and counties that will provide free legal aid to illegal immigrants facing deportation.

“Oakland County, Mich. is not providing any kind of free legal representation to illegal immigrants. The source of the story, Mother Jones magazine, listed Oakland/Alameda County in California, not Oakland County, Mich.”

“The report on Fox & Friends First couldn’t be further from the truth,” Patterson said. “Their egregious reporting error has caused angry residents to call my office today. We have contacted a Fox & Friends producer to correct the story.”

The release included a screenshot of the inaccurate graphic used by Fox & Friends. The graphic also shows 12 municipalities, not 11, adding to the inaccuracies.

The segment can be viewed at

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