Correction: Seine-Saint-Denis illegal immigrant report


AN article headlined “CITY ON THE EDGE: 300,000 illegal immigrants crammed into just one tiny suburb” (28 July 2018, available here) reported that there was a very large number of illegal immigrants in Seine-Saint-Denis, a suburb north-east of Paris.

A parliamentary report which was a source for the article had contained estimates that the area was home to between 150,000 and 400,000 illegal immigrants; it did not conclude that there were 300,000 illegal immigrants in the area.

The reference to 300,000, which appeared in the headline and first sentence, was an estimate and not a statement of fact that there were precisely 300,000 illegal immigrants in the area.

This correction has been published following an upheld ruling by the Independent Press Standards Organisation.


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