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"Fabricating a Statistic in the Immigration Debate"

The L.A. Times questions Sen. Tom McClintock's math. McClintock wrote the following:

This year, nearly 7,500 qualified California residents - who would otherwise be entering California state universities as incoming freshmen - are likely to be turned away for lack of funds. Meanwhile, approximately 7,500 illegal immigrants will receive heavily subsidized university educations at a cost of between $45 million and $65 million annually at those same universities.

They think the 7500 figure is too high.

If McClintock used bad data to arrive at that number he should correct it. However, it's certainly at least interesting to see the L.A. Times jump all over an immigration restriction editorial like this.

Immigration2003 · Tue, 05/25/2004 - 15:56 · Importance: 1

Wed, 11/09/2005 - 09:49
rey olivia

i am looking for a statistic about immigation in california for the school I am a swiss student and ur help will be welcom