and that question has been on the form since day one until BO had it removed in 2010. It's being put back in. No one has ever questioned its being there before......why now?
Federal funding has always and continues to be determined by how many citizens live in each district....Congressional seats are also determined by how many citizens are in each district and how many seats are represented in each State based on that number. As people move in and out of different districts, those number increase or decrease accordingly and some districts are merged with others based on population of citizens. (The special election in PA that just happened, as a result, is only temporary because that district is going to be split between two others....and both of those candidates will have to run again in November in two different districts, which is why, in my opinion, that special election should have never been held.)
The Census has nothing to do with illegals, other than to use them as a campaign issue....if they don't answer, they aren't relevant to the outcome anyhow. There are many liberals actually suing to have them be counted (claiming not counting them is unconstitutional) and using 'racist' as part of their argument; however, there are other questions on that form that they aren't even bringing up.....(race, religion, gender, etc). Their arguments are nothing more than a political ploy. (Such as Maxine Waters' district having nearly ALL of her population being illegals.....there aren't enough LEGAL CITIZENS to hold onto the district at this point which means hers would be dissolved and she would disappear unless she moved and ran in another district, leaving one less Senator in Congress).
With ICE on the prowl what non-citizen is going to indicate that on the form and mail it in?
Is this a form of gerrymandering?