The media's failure to grasp the numerical impact of immigration policy inevitably results in its failure to understand other important issues of the day. An Associated Press story on U.S. birth rates is a perfect example. The Associated Press reported: "A rate of a little more than 2 children per woman means each couple is helping keep the population stable." That would be true if we had replacement-level immigration. But we don't. AP left that inconvenient truth out of its story.