January 19, 2007

THE BLUE DEPENDENCE ON REDS (via AWW):

Stand up and be counted (Joe Dwinell and D. Craig MacCormack, January 19, 2007, Boston Herald)

Bay State officials seeking to save a coveted congressional seat are turning for help to residents who can't even vote: illegal immigrants.

A census of the often-maligned underground residents - who face constant calls for their deportation - could be critical to reaching a population total that could preserve the seat.

"We need to chase them," Secretary of State William Galvin said yesterday, stressing the need for an "all local" hunt for everyone living here.

Crucial to the census success: Convincing the estimated 150,000 to 200,000 illegal immigrants that they will simply be counted, not arrested.

"This is for real. A congressional seat is on the line," said Ali Noorani, executive director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition.


Demographics is such an exquisite taskmaster: as the secular Europeans have to import Muslims to have any kind of future, so to do the Blue states have to attract Christian Latinos.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 19, 2007 12:47 PM
Comments

Let's do this: compromise and give the states census credit for some fraction of their illegal immigrants. Three-fifths sounds about right.

Posted by: Lou Gots at January 19, 2007 2:37 PM

This comes around every census time. The Dems want homeless and illegals counted as they boost the population in the blue states. The GOP is against.

They may be Christian Latinos but if they can't vote their views don't matter to politicians.

Posted by: AWW at January 19, 2007 3:03 PM
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