Saturday, November 03, 2007

Politicians Infiltrating Wikipedia?

Here's a gem I stumbled across in Wikipedia:

In March 2006 the Pew Hispanic Center estimated the undocumented population ranged from 11.5 to 12 million individuals[1], a number supported by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO)[2]. Pew estimated that 57% of this population comes from Mexico and about half of them are illegal;

So, if ALL are "undocumented," how is it that only "half of them are illegal?" Okay, I may be naive, but I actually believe I know who is buried in Grant's tomb. Maybe I should rethink that.

...This had to come from a politician. :)


Sirocco said...

Is it possible there is some technical sense in which children who are in the US and are undocumented are still not labeled "illegal". I.e., since they are not responsible for their presence it is not treated as a crime?

Pure speculation on my part ... I could look this up, but I am feeling lazy.

AZAce said...

That's another can of worms.