Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentImmigration · 1 decade ago

Will illegals come out of the shadows to be counted for the census?

Do you think illegals will come out of the shadows to be counted for the census?

Will we actually get a count of how many illegals there really are?

Can we believe groups like la raza and others to give an accurate count?

Should states receive more seats because of the illegal population?

Why when they are not suppose to be present in this country in the first place?

( - The acting director of the U.S. Census Bureau, Thomas Mesenbourg, told that the bureau intends to work with community organizations to make sure every illegal alien in the United States is counted in the 2010 Census.

The Census is used to apportion the seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. There are 435 House seats that are divided among the states in proportion to their population, which is determined by the decennial census. States with more people get more seats in the U.S. House.

This means that a state harboring more illegal aliens can gain more House seats as long as the Census Bureau finds the illegal aliens and counts them. This also means that the illegal alien population resident in the United States during a census year has the potential to alter the regional and philosophical balance of power in Congress.

Mesenbourg’s comments were made after a press conference on Wednesday where Commerce Secretary Gary Locke joined several interest groups, including Univision, the National Council of La Raza, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) to talk about efforts to ensure a full count of Latinos in the 2010 Census.

When asked whether he intended to maximize the count of illegal aliens in next year’s census, Mesenburg said: “Our job is to count everyone that resides in the U.S.--count them once. So, certainly that’s our goal to count every individual, every resident whether they’re documented, undocumented, whether they are citizens or non-citizens.”

He said local community organizations will play a key role in making sure all illegal immigrants are counted.

“The local communities are going to have a strong partnership program in each of the local communities, and we’re going to focus on the hard to count geographic areas. That typically has been areas with high numbers of undocumented workers but it’s much more diverse than that,” he said.

“So, what we’ll do is we’ll have Census Bureau folks out in those neighborhoods recruiting community organizations, faith-based organizations, and local media to get that message out that it’s safe, it’s easy, and it’s important to file your 2010 Census form,” said Mesenbourg.

Mesenbourg also said the Census Bureau intended to reach out to illegal aliens through local organizations that the aliens see as “trusted” voices to let them know it is safe to cooperate with the Census Bureau in being counted.

“It’s more than just the Census Bureau telling them that it’s safe,” said Mesenbourg. “We need somebody that they view as a trusted voice--somebody from that community, whether perhaps the local pastor or somebody in a community organization that can assure them that it’s safe.”

“One way to improve the safety is you get a census form, fill it out, return it by mail and no one will come knocking on your door after that,” he said.

The forms Mesenbourg referenced are available on the Census Bureau’s Web site. They do not require a Social Security number to be completed and counted.

Both English and bilingual versions of the census form are available for downloading in PDF form from the Census Bureau's website.

Mesenbourg explained why he and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke attended the event with several Latino special interest groups.

“Well, getting a full and accurate count is job number one for us,” said Mesenbourg. “The secretary recognizes that and we recognize that the Census Bureau and the Department Commerce alone can’t carry out a successful census.”

15 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    They should be counted(so ICE can come and get them) but it shouldn't go to how many seat should be in each state...BECAUSE ILLEGALS AREN'T SUPPOSE TO VOTE .But I love that phase coming out of the shadows.They are only in the shadow when they want to be, the rest of the time they are marching in the streets protesting on how bad they have it here.Or the other one I love , they go to a welfare office and they are sitting in the front row .. hiding .Love that hiding don't you?GD them DEMOCRATS THEY WILL BE THE RUIN OF OUR COUNTRY....

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I believe they will. A LOT of effort is being made to tell them that the interview won't be given to La Migra. The states want them counted very seriously too!!

    When the House of Representitives is divided up into districts in the States, the seats are divided based on the number of people in the district. NOT.... NOT on the number of citizens in the district.

    That becomes important here. When your township is losing people, if you can attract 100,000 illegal aliens to your area (and if they get welfare.. all the better because that becomes taxable income to the local and state governments), you pick up another seat in the House. That one is good for the State, County and the City. Ah but.. the Citizens vote becomes marginalized and THAT is one of the things the big money people are doing as fast as they can.

    La Raza supporters

    La Raza treason? Treason

  • 1 decade ago

    The Census Bureau assumes everyone is in the US legally. If you are born outside of the US or it's territories, you will be asked when you arrived in the US and if you are a citizen and if so, when/how you became one. Nothing else.

  • 1 decade ago

    No the count for illegals will not be accurate. Some priests are asking them not to participate in the Census.

    Next, they aren't just trying to get them counted for more seats for representation. They are also doing it to get much more funding than they deserve.

    Crooks will be crooks. Both those who are legal, and illegal.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Oh I sure hope they do...muahhhaaaa! They come out for all the freebies and to protest waving their flag around. I just hope something is done to rid of them when/if they do come out.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    no they wont, not all that is. some do not want to stay here, they are only here to make money and go home after a few years. then we have th ones who never leave.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The law is written to only count legal U.S. citizens. If they count the illegels, then they are breaking the law.

  • jean
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Seems unfair to count people who have no right to be here in the first place.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They come out for everything else, Protest, to work, to support their families and friends...

    You better believe they will come out! This will be an awesome opportunity to show the world how united they're.

    As everyone knows unlike some people, immigrants are not afraid to show their presences So bet on that!

  • 1 decade ago

    If they do, ICE should be geared up and ready to do its job!! This is a good question for Greasy and her la raza/illegal lovers.....we already know who they support!

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