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The Rush Limbaugh Show
June 27, 2014

The Immigration News Today is Outrageous

"In a story June 25 about the flood of immigrant children traveling alone caught crossing the Mexican border illegally, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the federal immigration court system has a backlog of more than 30,000 cases. The actual backlog is greater than 360,000 pending cases, according to federal records analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a research organization at Syracuse University. The incorrect figure also appeared in an earlier story published June 22 and June 23, slugged 'Immigrant Children.'" Well, this is an understandable mistake here. After all, what's the difference between 36,000 illegals and 360,000? Hell, it's just a zero. Anybody can get that wrong. Yeah, it's a zero and a couple of commas. No big deal here. What's the big problem? You wait. In a few years the AP will put out a correction about their reports that there are 11 million illegals in the US, and then they will say, "You know, we were wrong. It's actually 51 million. We were wrong, but what's the difference? It's just a one versus a five. Big deal."

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