Illegal aliens aren’t just for “doing jobs Americans won’t do” anymore.
Now they have another purpose; to be used by some towns to funnel in money from the federal government.
Towns in Arizona, Washington state, Texas and Georgia have been using detained illegal aliens in their census counts in order to obtain more money from the federal government, even though those aliens will not be residing as their “guests” long enough to actually collect any benefits from it.
How does this work?
Well, the purpose of the U.S. Census isn’t so much as to just keep count of how many Americans live where anymore. If that were the case, they wouldn’t give a damn what race you were, and wouldn’t even bother asking you on the form.
The real purpose nowadays is to determine which sections of America will get the most government funding. How do they do that? By determining how many minority races, namely Latino and black, are living in a particular section. The higher the concentration of those particular minorities, the more money that section of the city/town/village will receive.
It actually tells you that, in a roundabout way, right on the pamphlet that comes with the census form:
“Your answers are important. Census results are used to decide the number of representatives each state has in the U.S. Congress. The amount of government money your neighborhood receives also depends on these answers. That money is used for services for children and the elderly, roads, and many other local needs.”
The line I highlighted in bold may initially seem that it’s for the best interests of the children and elderly, but for those of you who have filled out the census this year, think about this; which question was the most prominent on the form?
I bet the first one you thought of was question # 8: “Is person 1 of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin?”
If the answer was “yes”, than they asked what kind you were… Mexican? Chicano? Puerto Rican? Cuban? Other? Please write here…
Now… why was that so important, do you wonder?
Then, the very next question (#9) asks if you’re not Latino, what other race are you? The explanation they give on why this data is so important is “to access fairness of employment practices, to monitor racial disparities in characteristics such as health and education and to plan and obtain funds for public services.
Are you beginning to understand now why some of these towns that detain illegal aliens in their jails might want to go ahead and count them?
As an aside, you minorities out there should feel insulted. Here is the federal government, telling you that you need more government funds simply because you’re Latino or black. They’re (mainly Democrats) saying that you can’t succeed without their “help”; and you get ticked off at conservatives for daring to suggest that we take away certain entitlement programs, since we should all be able to succeed without the federal government acting as a nanny.
But I digress.
The practice of counting illegal aliens for the census has its supporters, such as Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, D-Georgia, who stated that “Detention centers and prisons should probably count where they are located, that’s where resources would be required.”
I wonder if he would’ve said that if the majority of the population of those detention centers were white.
“As long it’s humane, as long as the facility respects the rights of these people and they’re not treated like animals, I’m OK with it,” Mayor Orlando Correa of Raymondville, TX chimed in.
Well of course she’s OK with it; the Willacy Detention Center in her town holds an average 1,000 inmates, most of them presumably Latino. That pushes the population of her town to over 10,000 people, which qualifies them for more federal monetary aid.
Even illegal aliens themselves had something to say about the program…
“I think that even though we may be sent back, there’s a lot of people who may need that money, the Hispanic people that are here,” Paulo Sergio Alfaro-Sanchez, who was originally arrested for fighting said… in Spanish, of course.
By the way, Mr. Alfaro-Sanchez had been living in Washington since he snuck past the border when he was 15.
He’s 32 years old now. Hell of a job integrating there, Paulo. Have a nice trip back to Mexico on the bus.
But don’t worry, all you bleeding heart, immigrant-rights supporters. I’m sure we’ll be seeing him again, and supporting him with our tax dollars… really soon.
Detained Immigrants May Help Bring in Census Money: Manuel Valdez, Associated Press Writer, 05/31/2010
The Questions on the Form (U.S. Census):