Friday, August 17, 2007

Some Say "It's Nuts"

MSNBC is reporting that the Census Bureau is asking for immigration officials to back off when the Bureau conducts its census in 2010. They don't want illegal aliens to skedaddle when census workers come knocking on the door since they are supposed to count non-citizens as well as citizens. Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich) thinks “it’s nuts” referring to the Census Bureau's request for a break in enforcement. What's a bit odd here is that the process is used to determine the number of House members a state gets in Congress, so why non-citizens would be counted in the first place is difficult to fathom. A simple solution would be to count everybody but distinguish citizens from non-citizens for the apportionment. Strangely enough, that would take a change in the constitution, a bill Representative Miller is planning to introduce.

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