Monday, August 10, 2009
Non-Citizen Aliens to Receive 13 Seats in Congress?
Yes, my headline is a mis-representation. But based up the Wall Street Journal's projections, the 2010 census may provide California and Texas with 13 additional seats in the house based upon the Census Bureau now counting non-citizen aliens living in those states:
"Next year’s census will determine the apportionment of House members and Electoral College votes for each state. To accomplish these vital constitutional purposes, the enumeration should count only citizens and persons who are legal, permanent residents. But it won’t.
Instead, the U.S. Census Bureau is set to count all persons physically present in the country—including large numbers who are here illegally. The result will unconstitutionally increase the number of representatives in some states and deprive some other states of their rightful political representation. Citizens of “loser” states should be outraged. Yet few are even aware of what’s going on."