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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Illegal Aliens Gain Congressional Representation

We all know that illegal aliens are not supposed to vote; you must be a U.S. citizen to vote in our elections. But there is a devious way that they can have significant influence on the makeup of the new Congress and in the Electoral College. The 2010 census that is now being taken nationwide will count all persons who physically reside in the United States, whether they are legal or illegal. This system will unconstitutionally give some states greater representation in Congress than they should have, and other states will lose the representation they deserve. California, Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York and Texas will gain clout in Congress because they have many residents who are not U.S. citizens. States that will lose seats in Congress are Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania, and perhaps also Minnesota and Missouri.

This means that California will have 57 Members in the newly reapportioned U.S. House of Representatives instead of the 48 Congressmen that California ought to have. Texas will have 38 House Members instead of the 34 Texas would be entitled to if illegal aliens were not counted. States that crack down on illegal immigration and try to enforce U.S. immigration laws will be punished with a smaller voice in Congress and in U.S. presidential elections. States that welcome illegal aliens will be rewarded with a bigger voice in Congress and a bigger say in our presidential election.

One of the worrisome aspects of this matter is that ACORN has signed on as an official partner with the U.S. Census Bureau to assist in the census recount by recruiting temporary workers to go door-to-door to count every person. ACORN is working on the census count and is sure to make certain that every illegal alien is counted in the 2010 census. While all the illegal aliens will be counted, it is likely that some 6 million Americans living and working abroad, including religious missionaries, will not be counted.

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Anonymous said...

It is my understanding that the Census Bureau recently announced that Acorn would NOT be hired to do the census count. Has this position changed??

Anonymous said...

ACORN had as a founding member President Obama. Don't think for one minute that the Democrats will continue to shun them. This ban is only a recent one due to the expose done where they were seen advising two people how to fill out forms to get a mortgage. They were undercover people who posed as a Pimp and a Call Girl.

Once this dies down, they will be resurrected back to the approved groups to assist with the Census.

I bet, even is the Vitter amendment is adopted, they will just check yes anyway. They should be excluded anyway.

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