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Old 05-30-2009, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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U.S. Census sparks feud over the counting of illegal immigrants - Los Angeles Times

[COLOR=#999999 ! important]By Teresa Watanabe
May 31, 2009 [/color]
In a high-stakes battle that could affect California's share of federal funding and political representation, immigrant activists are vowing to combat efforts by a national Latino clergy group to persuade 1 million illegal immigrants to boycott the 2010 U.S. Census.

The Washington, D.C.-based National Coalition of Latino Clergy & Christian Leaders, which says it represents 20,000 Latino churches in 34 states, recently announced that a quarter of its 4 million members were prepared to join the boycott as a way to intensify pressure for legalization and to protect themselves from government scrutiny.

"Before being counted, we need to be legalized," said the Rev. Miguel Rivera, the coalition's chairman and founder.
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Old 05-31-2009, 01:25 PM
 
Location: OC, CA
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These people should not be included in the census. It should re required that you put your Social security on the papers before you fill out a Census. A district's population should never include illegal aliens, only taxpaying US citizens.
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Old 05-31-2009, 01:29 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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In most cases it would be a stolen SS# anyway.
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Old 05-31-2009, 02:46 PM
 
Location: SW Kansas
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According to a study in 2003, California's sizable illegal immigrant population allowed it to gain three House seats it might otherwise not have received
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every person counted results in $1,000 in federal funds.
Which is why California does nothing to stop the influx of illegal aliens.

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"People who have no right to be in this country should not be counted," said federation President Dan Stein.
Exactly.
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Old 05-31-2009, 08:54 PM
 
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Which is why California does nothing to stop the influx of illegal aliens.

Exactly.
As if $1,000 per head covers the annual costs of illegal immigration in CA.
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Old 06-01-2009, 12:50 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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the boycott is garbage.

i am happy to hear that NALEO, MALDEF, LULAC etc oppose it.

its ridiculously stupid.
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Old 06-01-2009, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I'm 100% in favor of accurate statistics. Anybody who is living here documented or not should be included in census data.
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Old 06-01-2009, 01:28 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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To think that someone who crawled, ran, walked, jogged, slithered, swam or moon walked across our border is somehow influencing politics by their just being (same a a vote) is outrageous.
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Old 06-01-2009, 01:36 PM
 
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They should be counted as they are unloading them off the busses across the border.
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:25 PM
 
Location: SW Kansas
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As if $1,000 per head covers the annual costs of illegal immigration in CA.
No kidding. But in their political greed they'll take all the power and money they can get.
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