Friday, June 24, 2005
Lies, Lies & Statistics
A recent Pew Hispanic Center study has argued that the illegal immigrant population is no different in character from that of America at large. How did they arrive at this conclusion? By counting "overstays", i.e. those who have overstayed their visa date or violated the conditions of their visa, they have included H-1b visa holders as well as medical doctors on J-1 in the same category as people who sneak across the border. Talk about cooking up numbers.