What Do Most People Say?

2 comments September 24th, 2009at 11:51am Posted by Eli

This is dickish and bizarre on so many levels:

Sen. Bob Bennett wants the Census to collect information on who is in the country illegally in its official 2010 count, but Census Director Robert Groves said that’s not practical a mere six months before the questionnaires are mailed to every household.

“A lot of the forms are already printed,” Groves said Wednesday. “That train has left for the 2010 Census clearly.”

Bennett, a Utah Republican who faces a tough re-election effort, introduced a bill last week that would add an 11th question to the Census forms asking if the person is a citizen or legal resident. He wants to exclude undocumented immigrants from the count used to apportion seats in the U.S. House.

“It does not make any sense for congressional seats and the Electoral College to be determined by a process that unfairly provides the advantage to those communities with high illegal populations,” Bennett said in announcing his legislation.

In addition to being yet still more anti-immigrant demagogic wankery, why wait until six months before the forms have to be mailed out?  Why didn’t Bennett think of this when he had a Republican Congress and a Republican president?  Did he want to make sure that it would fail so he could rant about the Democrats coddling illegal immigrants?

But even if we set those questions aside, does anyone seriously believe that any undocumented immigrant is actually going to tell the Census Bureau that they’re not a “citizen or legal resident”?  That seems like an even bigger practical question than whether or not there’s enough time to change the forms.

Entry Filed under: Immigration,Republicans,Wankers

2 Comments

  • 1. Cujo359  |  September 25th, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Well, they’re not supposed to lie on the forms. ;)

  • 2. Eli  |  September 25th, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    My bad, I totally overlooked that.


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