By Rick Oltman, March 27, 2018
The looney left is having yet another meltdown over a proposal announced Monday by the Trump Administration to require the 2020 Census to ask respondents if they are U.S. citizens.
California open-borders/pro-illegal alien advocates, Attorney General Xavier Becerra, and Secretary of State Alex Padilla have penned a whiny editorial in the San(ctuary) Francisco Chronicle that says:
The Trump administration is threatening to derail the integrity of the census by seeking to add a question relating to citizenship to the 2020 Census questionnaire. Innocuous at first blush, its effect would be truly insidious. It would discourage noncitizens and their citizen family members from responding to the census, resulting in a less accurate population count.
They also claim that asking if the respondents are citizens is illegal.
Really? The U.S. government is not allowed to ask if you’re a citizen? That’s interesting since the California voter registration form asks, “ARE YOU A U.S. CITIZEN?”
The California Motor Vehicle Department Form DL-44 says in the top line that “in order to register to vote, you must be citizen of the United States.”
Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s online voter registration form asks the applicant about U.S. citizenship seven times. Maybe Padilla should check his own website.
I have knowledge of a 2010 census crew working in my town. I was curious to learn about the demographics which, as everyone knows, are rapidly changing in California. There were a couple of young men on the crew who were quite outspoken about not wanting to count illegal aliens and had to be reminded that the law said they should count everyone. What I was told was that the enumerators found a good number of non-English speaking respondents who, more often than not, wanted to slam the door on anyone from the U.S. Government, even though the citizenship question never was asked. There was a great need for Spanish speaking enumerators, which comes as a surprise to no one.
The number of Congressmen is determined by the state’s population, of course. Nobody is saying to change the rules and count only citizens to determine the apportionment of congressional seats.
So why the fuss? One reason has to be that when the census is concluded, we will have a much better idea of the illegal alien population in the country than we have now. The 11 million estimation has been used for the last 15–20 years and is hogwash. Heck, with California’s 40 million population, we could have 11 million illegals living in this state, alone.
And whatever the number of “non-citizens” is reported by the census, the Department of Homeland Security can simply deduct the number of legal immigrants from that total using simple math, and have a much better idea of the number of illegal aliens in the country.
A majority of people in the country right now seem to support enforcing our immigration laws, securing the border and deporting many, if not most, illegal aliens. A realistic number, which could be as high as 40 million, could shock the American people and bring even more citizens over to the side that simply wants our laws enforced and our country and culture protected.
Now, there are a lot of reasons that illegal immigration supporters, from businesses to churches to politics, want the real number of illegal aliens to remain an unscientific estimate. Every entity that benefits from illegal immigration is opposed to this. It is going to get better.
Let the meltdown begin.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. [Winston Churchill.]
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