The Potential “Cost” Of Illegal Immigration In LA County Remains Unknown

California officially declares largest insane asylum in the world

Update: This story has been updated to remove the inaccurate headline that stated Los Angeles had been declared “the largest insane asylum in the world.” This is false. The original story presented various statistics about the alleged cost of illegal aliens in the county. The statistics presented in the original story purported to originate from the LA Times. However, as Snopes notes, the statistics were not taken from a 2002 Los Angeles Times article. They were gleaned from a variety of sources and vary in accuracy.

Due to the potentially inaccurate details in the statistics presented in the original article, we have decided to retract the original article and update the headline.