Did the AP actually write the header? I don’t know, but whoever did write it obviously hearts President Barack Obama.
Here’s the header that also includes a conflicted subject and verb:
AP Exclusive: Internal documents shows Obama deportation proposal could cost more than $585M
The story is about Obama’s policy change for more than 1 million foreign nationals in the U.S. illegally. Obama decided to give temporary work permits to illegal aliens allegedly brought here as children.
By the way, how do you verify an arrival date for someone who admits to being here in defiance of federal law and may have obtained a job with fraudulent documents?
Obama’s policy isn’t a “deportation proposal.” It’s an amnesty proposal.
The AP did acknowledge Obama’s new policy—in itself a defiance of both federal law and Congress—will cost taxpayers “between $467 million and $585 million to process applications in the first two years of the program…”
No one knows if the government fee the foreign nationals may pay to apply for work permits might lower the cost to taxpayers.
(Filed by Kay B. Day/July 25, 2012)