Americans Must Be Able to Count on Census
It shouldn’t even be debatable, but the U.S. Department of Justice wants the next national Census to count the number of U.S. citizens as accurately as possible.Open-borders groups — in their relentless crusade to blur the distinction between legal and illegal immigrants – assail the DOJ’s request for a Census question about citizenship status as naive, nativist and unfair.In reality, failing to make the query would be worse than sticking one’s head in the sand. Willful ignorance makes a mockery out of the country’s decennial head count.At this writing, no one knows how many illegal aliens live here. FAIR’s best estimate is 12.5 million.A state breakdown of that number is significant because California, Texas and Florida – home to the nation’s largest populations of illegal aliens — stand to expand their clout in Congress. Congressional district allocations are based on raw Census data that do not disaggregate by legal status.According to FAIR research:
- Texas, with 2,482,000 illegals, would pick up three seats (39 total).
- Florida, with 1,279,000 illegals, would gain two seats (29).
- California, with 3,535,000 illegals, will likely hold at 53 seats, or perhaps gain one.
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