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Democrats Vote Unanimously to Include Illegal Immigrants in Census

Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2024
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Senate Democrats have unanimously defeated Sen. Bill Hagerty’s (R-Tenn.) proposal to bar illegal immigrants from being counted in the national census, warning that their numbers go toward informing the apportioning of House seats and the Electoral College.

Soon after President Joe Biden took office in 2021, he signed an executive order requiring the Census Bureau to determine the population of each state in the United States without regard to whether residents have lawful immigration status.
 
The amendment, which would be added to the Equal Representation Act that Sen. Hagerty proposed last month, would require the Census Bureau to include a citizenship question in any future census. Anyone who isn’t a U.S. citizen, including people with temporary visas and green cards, would then be excluded from the ballot for congressional district and Electoral College apportionments. Census data is collected every 10 years.
 
The proposal was attached to the $460 billion government spending package that was passed on Saturday.
 
The measure was shot down 45-51 after failing to get even a single Democratic vote. Sen. Hagerty released a statement on March 8 accusing Democrats of holding back the amendment for political reasons, while also promising to keep pressing this issue.

“Democrats’ unanimous opposition to this commonsense measure confirms that they’re using illegal aliens and sanctuary cities to increase their political power,” he said.

“With this vote, Senate Democrats chose to trample on the rights of each American’s voice. I will continue to fight and press this issue in the Senate,” Sen. Hagerty added.

Sen. Hagerty has made this accusation in the past, arguing that Democrats in sanctuary cities are allowing illegal immigrants into their regions in the hopes of gaining more votes and greater representation in the House of Representatives and Electoral College.

A sanctuary city is an area where the authorities may limit cooperation with the federal government’s efforts to enforce immigration law, deportation, or prosecution. At the moment, roughly 200 cities, counties, and states are considered sanctuary cities in the United States, with New Orleans, New York City, and Washington, D.C., among them.

Democrat Calls for More Immigrants

Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), and several other Republicans were also sponsors of the Equal Representation Act introduced by Sen. Hagerty last month. According to the press release from Sen. Cassidy, the legislation came in response to a video that showed a Democrat Congresswoman openly calling for more illegal immigration to her New York congressional district because she “needs more people in her district for redistricting purposes.”

According to the Republican senators, the excessive number of illegal immigrants in a state like California have helped the state take several more congressional seats and Electoral College votes than the population of citizens otherwise justifies. They accuse California and similar states of being more lenient with illegal immigrants in the hopes of increasing the power of their residents’ votes relative to those residing in states without a population boost from illegal immigration.

“This creates a perverse incentive encouraging illegal immigration and resettlement to increase political power,” the senators said.

Elon Musk, the CEO of social media platform X, also commented on the legislation’s failure to pass, repeating similar claims made by Sen. Hagerty. According to Mr. Musk, the Census Bureau currently counts all people in a district, regardless of citizenship, for purposes of voting, upsetting the balance of power.

“Since illegals are mostly in Democrat states, both the House and the Presidential vote are shifted ~5% to the left, which is enough to change the entire balance of power,” he said.

“This is a major reason why the Biden administration is ushering in record levels of illegals and doing so few deportations,” Mr Musk added.

The Epoch Times has contacted the White House for comment.

Border Crisis Continues Causing Headaches for Biden Administration

The vote for an amendment to the Equal Representation Act comes as illegal immigration remains a hot button issue in the election cycle. President Biden visited the southern border last week and then called for Congress to pass a bipartisan border bill in his State of the Union address.
Record numbers of illegal immigrants and illicit drugs have been flowing into America in recent years. At the moment, it’s estimated that more than 10 million illegal immigrants have crossed the border since President Biden took office in 2021.
 
Republicans have been pushing for stricter border laws for years. However, recently, congressional Republicans started calling for President Biden to close the border immediately in the wake of 22-year-old nursing student Laken Hope Riley being murdered by a man who was illegally living in the United States.
 
In a Feb. 24 post on social media platform X, House Speaker Mike Johnson urged President Biden to use his “existing statutory authority” and close the border now.

“The brutal murderer who took the life of Laken was one of the millions of illegal aliens that the Biden Administration simply released and unleashed upon our country,” Mr. Johnson said.

“For Laken, and the countless many others lost to this border catastrophe, House Republicans will continue to fight tooth and nail for a return to law and order,” he added.

Reprinted with permission from The Epoch Times by Stephen Katte.

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James DeBona
James DeBona
4 months ago

Democrat’s unequivocal and absolute lust for power, at any cost whatsoever to this country!
It’s simple my fellow citizens; It’s called “the enemy within”. Just like cancer, we are being eaten from the inside out!
They really don’t give a damn if they preside over a smoldering crater, just as long as they are the one’s presiding!

Jimmy Page
Jimmy Page
4 months ago

Awful hard to claim this was not a preconceived plan all along. Now who’s the Dog-faced Pony Soldier? I can’t wait for President Trump to open the biggest can of Whoop-ass ever! MAGA2024!~

Paul Scott Desillier
Paul Scott Desillier
4 months ago

I can’t see this standing up in the courts. Anyone that voted for this in congress should be primaried out of office.

Paul Scott Desillier
Paul Scott Desillier
4 months ago

You cannot vote for a Democrat under any circumstances!!!!

Nick
Nick
4 months ago

You would see these illegal immigrants vanish so fast your head would spin if the Democrats found out that they’re all going to vote Republican. They would wet their pants

Joe
Joe
4 months ago

If the demon-brats don’t succeed at stealing the November 2024 election, it’s a sure thing the gerrymandering that will follow the next census will eventually help them accomplish their goal. Liberal = pure evil swamp scum

Roger Wiley
Roger Wiley
4 months ago

I am praying, Given the fact that SCOTUS has yet to rule on Presidential Immunity, Joe Biden is brought before Military Tribunal on charges of Accessory to Murder. He, singlehandedly enabled that young woman’s brutal killing.

Thinking
Thinking
4 months ago

Senator did not accuse he was stating a fact. The dems want to hold power over Americans in perpetuity. Not only increasing more dem house members but more voters. The dems are governing for the dems and their politicians to get rich. All of them have and use the same philosophy and the same dialogue. Before you are allowed to run you will first have to be reprogrammed into the mindset of the WEF and the ultra left. When have you ever seen such unity between house members and senators and MSM. They all use the same words. Like a communique from the Kremlin but coming from the White House instead. One voice one premise. We are being ruled by Zombies.

Bob L.
Bob L.
4 months ago

Including the illegals amounts to a backdoor form of illegal voting since it corrupts the congressional representative districting maps and thus electoral college make up.

Jim
Jim
4 months ago

It seems that the entire Washington, D.C.democrat power structure has become grossly unAmerican communist/evil: RINO Republicans are in the boat with the democrats. If common democrat Americans stopped supporting the unAmerican activities of their party and voters could get rid of RINOS, perhaps we might get our country back on track. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist’s intellect to realize democrat policies are against our Constitutional Republic’s long term survival

Leslie
Leslie
4 months ago

Of course they do. That was the plan all along. What a bunch of crooks. This needs to go across America to news outlets so that those if us who haven’t lost our minds can vote this party out in November. I know there must be Democrats who are appalled at their party’s behavior. No true-blooded American would want this!

Donna
Donna
4 months ago

Not confident that tooth and nail will be effective when fighting with Satans party of demoncrats.

Scottymom
Scottymom
4 months ago

Only US citizens vote in our elections! Wake up people!

janis
janis
4 months ago

This is BS. Next thing you know — they will allow them to vote. My understanding is you have to be a US citizen in order to vote in this country. I’m so tired of all this crap in our government. God help us.

usmc7
usmc7
4 months ago

For every illegal in the USA a democrat should be deported!

Gil
Gil
4 months ago

What a great democracy we live in….no longer “equal justice under the law” because the laws on the books don’t matter. How does these things keep happening and no one does anything about it?

Janet
Janet
4 months ago

Even if illegals, people here on green cards, and any other non citizen status are counted in the census, they should not be counted to decide the apportionment for Representatives or the Electoral College. We should know, to the best of our ability, the number of people in the country, but allowing them to influence elections in anyway is equivalent to allowing them to vote.
I do hope that Trump and other Conservatives will fight to deport all of the illegals that Biden invited to come here. The percentage of illegals that have come here with legitimate asylum claims is probably less than 1%.

Patriot nick
Patriot nick
4 months ago

All part of the plan. The GOP had handed the USA over to the democrats for destruction!

Patriot Will
Patriot Will
4 months ago

The Marxist Democrats are purposely destroying our Constitutional Republic. They only care about power and control. There is no patriotic reason to count illegals in our official census. They are using every dirty trick possible to increase the number of Marxist Democrats in the House of Representatives. Also, they are taking away Federal aid from the legitimate American citizens and legal immigrants and giving more and more to the illegal interlopers who have criminally crashed our borders and are making us a weaker and more chaotic country. Even if one has sympathy and empathy for the illegals our main allegiance should be to The United States of America. Biden and his cohorts are thugs and goons who look down upon those Americans who want to keep the American Dream a reality for those patriots who believe in law and order. A country with open borders is a country open to excessive crime, anarchy, and suffering. Biden is a social deviate who pretends to care for the illegals, but in reality, he is a cold, feckless traitor.to our Constitutional Republic. He is actively making us into a second tier power. Think of all the patriots who have sacrificed their lives, bodies, and minds to help keep us a thriving, proud country. If there is a hell, Biden will deserve to suffer intensely and eternally.

M. Forte
M. Forte
4 months ago

A total dam joke. Illegals don’t exist until they’re officially recognized. Period! This is the Biden plan to expand their voting power at the cost of ruining America. Biden should be impeached.

Jeanne
Jeanne
4 months ago

Trying to get votes and control the country. Traitors and tyrants. Arrogant “know it alls”

Dean C Howerton
Dean C Howerton
4 months ago

THE BEJING BIDEN ADMINISTRATION BARRING NONE/SHOULD NOT ONLY BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR OPEN BORDER BUT NAMED ACCOMPLICE TO THE MURDER AND DRUG DEATHS SINCE 2020

John
John
4 months ago

Democrats are enemies of the USA, they should be charged with treason and thrown out of the country or jailed!

James E Jones
James E Jones
4 months ago

We are no longer the great USA that I was once so proud to serve 20 yrs in the military to defend. It breaks my heart to say, that I am so disappointed that this is no longer the great USA I once proudly served, and I have lost my pride in this country since the Communists (Democrats) have destroyed what we once stood for and our values. I have lost all faith in our Federal and State government which has not lived up to their oath to protect and defend our country from all enemies foreign and domestic now that borders have been opened and we are being overrun with illegal dangerous immigrants. I will in the future use ARMS to defend my property from those moving into my area and even next door if necessary especially with catch and release in Illinois. If average Americans do not start defending what is ours since our government has turned on us, then no one will. It is up to each citizen now to protect what is ours, we can no longer depend on law enforcement or any part of our government to protect our rights.

JerryH
JerryH
4 months ago

So, once again the Democrats have proven that their only interest is in wielding power no matter if it destroys the country in the process. Common sense and civility are terms that do not exist in the Democrat world view. It matters not to them that we have thousands crossing the border into this country because all they can see is numbers that they use to justify their lust for power. It’s incredulous how they feign disgust saying that to not count every person in the census is somehow unconstitutional. They are all in favor of the constitution if it benefits them. If their party had any ideas worth considering they could simply sell their ideas in the public forum, but, no, they have to strip Americans of our rights so that they can remain in power.

Barbara
Barbara
4 months ago

What soulless crooks they are! We all knew this was where they were headed when they opened the flood gates!

Barb Zack
Barb Zack
4 months ago

Illegals should NEVER be included in our census, they should be deported!! When will Demorats stop hating the Americans who pay their salaries and start representing Americans instead of illegals.

Bandido Nomad
Bandido Nomad
4 months ago

A wise person once said, “You Can’t Vote Your Way Out Of A Mess You Never Voted Yourself Into.” That statement applies now more than ever!

CowboyB
CowboyB
4 months ago

Election Interference!!

George Ruben Rivera Jr
George Ruben Rivera Jr
4 months ago

Of course! Dems need replacements for all of the Blacks and Latinos fleeing the Liberal Plantation.

Bobbie Duke
Bobbie Duke
4 months ago

Demoncrats have stepped all over the Constitution,time and time again, so are we to just going to throw every rule we have to go our merry way, and forget our rights and quit America? I think not! I for one love my country.

Louis
Louis
4 months ago

When the political signs appear on lawns and vehicles in your community remember where the democrat signs were…just so you remember when civil war breaks out.

Hamish Macbeth
Hamish Macbeth
4 months ago

All this does is accelerate the destruction of our country, which radical Dems understood all along. Unless the Republicans wake up and aggressively attack this, it won’t make any difference how many percentage points Trump is ahead in a given state. The sheer number of illegals (not to mention fraudulent votes) will swamp that advantage and turn the country into a one-party country for as long as we survive, which won’t be long. I’m just as angry at the Republican Party for its passivity and short-sightedness…

Lynne
Lynne
4 months ago

That’s the only reason the Democrat’s want open borders. They don’t card who comes in, good, bad or otherwise. They just want the body count and the vote whether it’s legal or not.

Joyce Carey
Joyce Carey
4 months ago

Are the Progressive Democrats so afraid of the voters turning on them because they have put illegal aliens before the United States citizens? They have turned their backs on Israel and have backed Palestine. They have returned all Iran’s money knowing doing so they are able to strengthening their nuclear. We the voters are not stupid and know everyone of you who swore to uphold our Constitution and to protect and serve our country failed miserably.

Moonpup
Moonpup
4 months ago

Let’s hope by the next census that this will swing back to America for Americans and those who’d support the invasion and allowing anyone (living or dead, citizen or not) to vote can be charged with treason.

Alice Birney
Alice Birney
4 months ago

One who is in a country illegally is NOT a citizen. If a citizen of the USA tries , in say Germany, to claim the benefits of citizen ship, is it allowed? I doubt it.
This desire when acted upon will lead to confusion and loss of all that truly is America, as it has been from its founding in the late 1700s to 2000.
The initial destruction of the Twin Trade Towers in NYC marked a turning point. Acknowledging reality is vital prior to being able to think and act clearly going forward.

Bob Chase
Bob Chase
4 months ago

Seems odd we need a Constitutional amendment to ensure non-citizens do not get to vote. How does it make sense to permit them to hijack our elections?

Jesse
Jesse
4 months ago

After what we have seen from all the Dumborats, in the upcoming election “NOT ONE VOTE FOR ONE DEMOCRAT”.

Sean Rickman
Sean Rickman
4 months ago

This illegal alien thing has all of the earmarks of a marxist conspiracy.If they are counted and if they are allowed to vote I fear the consequences because there are still people in this country that identify as patriotic AMERICANS.They have been pushed very close to their limit by the entities that want to destroy and rebuild this country to their own leftist agenda.

Barbara
Barbara
4 months ago

Clean out all the Anti-American riff-raff from Congress…Democrats and Republicans who are hurting every American by the insane bills they are passing.

Jorge L Rios
Jorge L Rios
4 months ago

This is reminiscent of the battle over the 3/5ths compromise during the 1787 constitutional convention. Although not for all the same exact reasons, a certain group is trying to push the envelope in an attempt to receive a benefit for “their” agenda under the guise of helping the minority group.

LMB
LMB
4 months ago

The census does ask three questions that cover information on place of birth, citizenship, and year of entry. It’s when they compile the info that they screw us over!!
Foreign-Born Population, Naturalized U.S. Citizen52.3 percent
Foreign-Born Population, Not a U.S. Citizen47.7 percent
Foreign-Born Population13.7 percent
Source: Latest ACS 5-Year Estimates
Data Profiles/Social Characteristics

Bill
Bill
4 months ago

We’re a dead country. Democrats killed it

David Shingledecker
David Shingledecker
4 months ago

What better way to sidestep the unpopular stacking of the Supreme Court by simply stacking the electorate which will eventually trickle down to congressional seats. In the long run the losers will be the democrat party (as usual) with the Texas population projected to be 95 million. Florida 68 million, California a measly 50 million and New York only 20 million. All by the year 2100. If Texas remains red you can kiss the blue states’ political clout bye-bye. If Texas starts counting noncitizens you will be able to bid them adieu a lot earlier!

TLT
TLT
4 months ago

No surprise here. Anyone with an iota of common sense can see that the Dems want to stack the voting deck this November (give illegals benefits, no ID required, etc, etc, ad nauseam).
The real issue is how can the Republicans stop this from happening. They have just 8 short month to do it.
One possible solution is to absolutely require a photo ID and print all ballots in English only. (Fat chance of that happening!)

Ol1
Ol1
4 months ago

Our collective SHIP “USA” going down!!

Glub, glub, glub????????????‍♂️????️

Tplorable
Tplorable
4 months ago

All this makes me sick to my stomach. Never in my life have I lost confidence in the America I love. The democrats will do anything and ruin the country to be in power. And for what? So we can have crime, high prices, wars, free stuff to anyone but actual citizens that need it etc. What is the end game here? Who would want to live like that? Just blows my mind.

Chuck
Chuck
4 months ago

Do really think this will be a topic on all of the Socialists Media outlets. Yes they should be counted just to know how many illegals are in our country and how much of our tax dollars are being used to support them. But should not be used to decide anything else in our states or country. You need to understand the Democratic/Socialist are just like the CCP and other Communist Countries. They are planning for the future to change our country forever.

W.P. Turpin
W.P. Turpin
4 months ago

So, michael s. The US. Constitution and the rule of law and order must mean absolutely nothing to you???

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