"First, the estimate of 750,000 jobs lost. (Is that supposed to
be per year? A cumulative total over some undefined span? Those who
cite the figure seldom say.) Customs is most often given as the
source for this, and indeed, you can find press releases from as
recently as 2002 giving that figure as a U.S. Customs and Border
Patrol estimate. Eureka! But when we contacted CBP to determine how
they had arrived at that imposing figure, we were informed that it
was, in essence, a goof."