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Old 11-06-2009, 01:59 AM
 
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The Utah Senator's proposal to include the controversial question about citizenship status has been denied. This means, more congressional seats!


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The vote, which was on a broader Commerce Department budget bill, broke straight down party lines. The 58 Democrats and two left-leaning independents supported moving forward on the legislation without Bennett's immigration amendment, while 39 Republicans opposed it. Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain, previously a champion of immigration reform, did not vote.
After the vote, Bennett charged that Democratic leaders moved to side-step his amendment because "the majority wants to have illegal residents included in the apportionment count so that states like California and New York can gain more congressional seats."
Bennett's census-immigration amendment rejected - Salt Lake Tribune

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The census, which takes place every 10 years, has occasionally asked a question about citizenship, but the government has never removed noncitizens from any official counts.
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Old 11-06-2009, 06:54 AM
 
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I totally disagree that illegal aliens should be counted in the census. It gives unfair representation to districts with a high number of illegal aliens. The Census and the right to vote or be legally represented in this country should be directly connected.
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:14 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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This is whacked. So if they take the census during the Mexico vs Guatemala baseball game at the Q they are going to count all the Mexicans and Guatemalans staying at friend's houses as citizens?


Illegals are transient, same as tourists, it's ridiculous to count them.

These Dems are awfully close (In law, treason is the crime that covers some of the more serious acts of disloyalty to one's sovereign or nation)
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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The Utah Senator's proposal to include the controversial question about citizenship status has been denied. This means, more congressional seats!




Bennett's census-immigration amendment rejected - Salt Lake Tribune
It's good to know that there's still smart people out there and his proposal didn't go through. To get accurate numbers, undocumented illegals need to be counted.
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Old 12-13-2009, 02:40 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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It's good to know that there's still smart people out there and his proposal didn't go through. To get accurate numbers, undocumented illegals need to be counted.
You obviously do not know how our government works. Although the census tell us how many people are living in the USA, it also determines the number of representatives each state is entitled to. The Houe of Representatives represents CITIZENS, not illegal aliens, tourists, or transients.
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:08 PM
 
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It's good to know that there's still smart people out there and his proposal didn't go through. To get accurate numbers, undocumented illegals need to be counted.
Wow, that's a new term. "Undocumented illegals",lol. No, illegals shouldn't be counted in our census and many of us have explained why.
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:10 PM
 
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You obviously do not know how our government works. Although the census tell us how many people are living in the USA, it also determines the number of representatives each state is entitled to. The Houe of Representatives represents CITIZENS, not illegal aliens, tourists, or transients.
I agree. Why don't they count the total population and then do a total count of citizens only for that purpose? It would make a lot more sense and be a lot more fair in regards to representation in congress.
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