(Liberty Bell) – For many, many years, conservatives have made it rather clear that the reason illegal immigration needs to be stopped is because it is dehumanizing to those who cross the border. Well, that’s one reason among many, anyway.
How is it dehumanizing? The Democratic Party has been using illegal immigrants as nothing but pawns in their game to gain power and money. Illegal immigrants aren’t true human beings to the left. They are means to an end. Appeal to them through the promise of “free stuff” — paid for by taxpayers — so they will be loyal voters to the Democratic Party, not understanding that these folks don’t really care about them at all.
A good case in point is a new report that has just come out revealing how many extra representatives the state of California gets thanks to illegals being counted in the census, which has caused redrawing of the district lines.
Here’s more on this information from Bongino.com:
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to prevent illegal immigrants from being counted for the purposes of re-drawing congressional districts after the 2020 census.
The order, “Ensuring American Citizens Receive Proper Representation in Congress” comes after the Supreme Court last year blocked a citizenship question from being included in the Census and sent the question back to lower courts, claiming that the administration’s reasoning for the question was insufficient.
President Thomas Jefferson first proposed a citizenship question in 1800, and one was added to the census in 1820 with a question that asked for the number of “foreigners not naturalized” in the household. Census forms including citizenship questions were common until 1950. On a global scale, as the Heritage Foundation notes “even the United Nations recommends that its member countries ask a citizenship question on their census surveys, and countries ranging from Australia to Germany to Indonesia all ask this question.”
A census should be put out to determine how many citizens are in a specific country, with special emphasis on citizen. If you don’t actually have the legal right to be here, you shouldn’t be counted as a citizen. It’s really not that complicated.
Given how simple it is, we can assume that the reason the left is really fighting against that sort of thing is because they stand to benefit from illegals being counted in the census.
According to an analysis from Unbiased America, Blue States with large illegal alien populations like California are benefiting massively in terms of representation due to their non-citizens.
Decades ago, the relatively small number of unauthorized residents in the U.S. meant that including them in the Census did not materially change the number of representatives each state was allocated. But today there are between 12 and 14 million people living here illegally, and the number is rising.
As a result, states with large numbers of undocumented immigrants gain the advantage of additional representation in Congress. Based on the 2010 Census, the following states gained representatives because of the number of people illegally there:
- California: +6 representatives (11.3% of its current representatives)
- Florida: +1 representative (4.0%)
- New York: +1 representative (3.4%)
- Texas: +1 representative (3.1%)
Because the House of Representatives is currently fixed by law at 435 members, states that have fewer illegal aliens and non-citizens lose representatives as a result. The following states have fewer representatives than they would if undocumented immigrants were not counted in the calculation:
- Mississippi: -1 representative (25.0% of its current representatives)
- Oklahoma: -1 representative (20.0%)
- Kentucky: -1 representative (16.7%)
- South Carolina: -1 representative (16.7%)
- Wisconsin: -1 representative (12.5%)
- Indiana: -1 representative (11.1%)
- Michigan: -1 representative (6.7%)
- Ohio: -1 representative (5.6%)
- Pennsylvania: -1 representative (5.3%)
Folks, once again, the left has revealed that racism undergirds their entire platform. If they were truly concerned about folks wanting to come to the United States to start a new life and be productive citizens — something conservatives often greatly encourage — they would be helping these folks to come through the front door instead of sneaking through the window.
It’s tragic that illegals don’t seem to realize how much they are being taken advantage of by the left. Here’s to hoping they wake up sooner rather than later.