The Senate will soon vote on Sen. David Vitter’s amendment to not count illegal immigrants living in the United States for purposes of apportioning Congressional seats.
While I share Vitter’s concern about illegal immigration, I am worried the background noise may discourage African Americans from returning their census form. Southern states, where 55 percent of black folks live, already have the highest non-response rate.
Congressman Lacy Clay, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census and National Archives, urges senators to reject Vitter’s amendment:
I view Sen. Vitter’s amendment as a political ploy because he knows that because of Hurricane Katrina and Rita, Louisiana has lost population and not been able, for whatever reason, to get people back.
Now check out Utah Sen. Bob Bennett.
BTW, don’t try to make sense of this nonsense. It’s a GOP thing, you wouldn’t understand.