United States Representative William Clay (Democrat-Missouri and Chairman of a House oversight committee on the Census) wants to request that President Obama suspend illegal immigrant raids, over this next year, so that “illegals” who are fearful of exposure and punishment (AKA deportation) won’t worry about sharing information with 2010 Census workers. Supposedly the “halt” is to ensure an accurate census count and all he wants law enforcement to do is “slacken” immigration laws…not to sanction illegal immigrants. How exactly does that work, Representative Clay? "We're not talking about one day of not doing raids. We're talking about a period of time. Is that a week, a month or a whole year? We cannot suspend law enforcement," said Representative Darrell Issa (R-Calif). We have ongoing threats to our national security which should preclude asking law enforcement agents to “stand down” when they need to “step up”. Let’s just be honest here, shall we? The Census is used to distribute the 435 seats in the House of Representatives. These seats are divided among the fifty states according to population. In essence, this means that the more illegal aliens a state is harboring the more House seats that state stands to gain…IF the Census Bureau finds them and counts them. The balance of power in Congress can virtually be altered for a decade since the Census is conducted only once every ten years. Remember, members of the House of Representatives are chosen every two years and the Democrats are pandering to "illegals" for that very reason. They are choosing political gain over national security. Don’t expect “legal” Americans to dip into their pockets, yet again during these tough economic times, and spend literally tens of millions just to spread a message to “illegals” that they should share information with the Census Bureau. We need to send them packing…along with a considerable number of Congressional types who apparently are lacking in good judgement.
Note: Sometimes individuals cannot see the forest for the trees because they choose to look the other way.
May God bless America…and may America deserve it!
Zanne Booker 04-06-09