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Dems’ Open Border Trickery – Gaming the Census

Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2024
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New York is Migrant Central — the No. 1 destination in the country for illegal border crossers — and it’s no accident. New York’s Democratic politicians benefit from the deluge. The more migrants come here, the more congressional seats and clout in the electoral college New York is able to maintain.

Elon Musk spelled it out on X on Feb. 3: “Most people in America don’t know that the census is based on a simple headcount of people (including illegals) not just citizens. This shifts political power and money to states and Congressional districts with the highest number of illegals.”

The busloads coming in from the southern border offset the moving vans exiting the city carrying New Yorkers in search of better places to live. Migrants are actually helping protect Democratic members of Congress from losing their districts as the city’s population shrinks.

New York City lost 400,000 residents over the last three years. They’re being gradually replaced, explains City Comptroller Brad Lander, by a wave of migrants who are dependent on the city for shelter, food, health care and everything else. “I actually don’t consider it a crisis,” says Lander. “To me this is the next wave of people becoming New Yorkers.”

Lander apparently is unbothered taxpayers are being replaced by people who consume services instead of paying for them. But it’s not sustainable. Too much spending is one of the reasons New York City’s financial condition worsened over the past year, earning it an “F” grade in a new fiscal watchdog report by Truth in Accounting. NYC ranked worst of 75 municipalities.

Undaunted by this fiscal decline, New York pols offer more benefits to incentivize migrants to come. In this year’s state budget, Gov. Kathy Hochul added cash welfare for asylum seekers.

Mayor Eric Adams recently announced debit cards loaded with up to $1,000 a month. The administration claims the cards will enable newcomers to buy culturally appropriate foods to replace the prepared meals they’re already handed free of charge. Truth is they can use the cards to buy anything they want or to take out cash at an ATM.

Topping it off, far-left politicians in the City Council — who now have the clout to override the mayor — are pushing to eliminate Adams’ 60-day limit on shelter stays. State Sen. Brad Hoylman-Sigal is doing the same in Albany, calling time limits “arbitrary and inhumane.”

That’s insane. No other city even guarantees shelter. How can New York guarantee it indefinitely to everyone from around the globe?

Department of Social Services Commissioner Molly Wasow-Park told a forum on Jan. 31 to plan on “a probably non-trivial number of undocumented immigrants who are going to need long term assistance from the city.”

What could possible explain burdening the city like this? Partly, it’s the Democratic Party’s confiscatory ideology: squeeze taxpayers to give as much as possible to the needy. But there’s raw political self-interest at work, too.

Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.) told a hearing on Haitian migrants in 2021 that she wants them so she can hold on to her seat. “I need more people in my district just for redistricting purposes.”

In July 2020, President Donald Trump ordered the census to subtract the number of undocumented immigrants from the headcount. He said, “States adopting policies that encourage illegal aliens … should not be rewarded with greater representation in the House of Representatives.”

New York’s Attorney General Letitia James sued. The case went to the Supreme Court, but the justices ducked it, leaving the decision to the future.

Now, Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) and others have introduced legislation to exclude illegal immigrants from apportionment. The bill won’t pass in the Democrat-controlled Senate, but Hagerty got to the point: “While people continue to flee Democrat-run cities, desperate Democrats are back-filling the mass exodus with illegal immigrants so that they do not lose their seats in Congress or their electoral votes for the presidency.”        

Chicago and Los Angeles. As more and more migrants arrive, these cities spiral downward. Migrant gangs raid stores and terrorize pedestrians, shelters overflow, schools struggle to accommodate migrant children, and city services are cut to pay for it all — your quality of life be damned.

Betsy McCaughey is a former lieutenant governor of New York and chairman of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths. Follow her on Twitter @Betsy_McCaughey.

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PaulE
PaulE
2 months ago

Yes, by the end of Biden’s first term, it is estimated that he and his people will have imported enough illegals into this country to add 22 additional seats to the House of Representatives after the next census. Thus, further diluting the voice and power of American citizens in both Congress and the federal government as a whole. Think about that for a minute or two.

There will be 22 additional representatives serving in Congress, that will be more concerned with what the people who ended up getting them there, the illegal aliens who created their seats as a result of the census, than you the American citizens who will be saddled with the bill for their permanent care, feeding, education, healthcare and virtually everything else.

Yes, choosing to do nothing as millions upon millions of illegals continue to stream in this country does come with an actual cost, that you just can’t bury your heads in the sand and wish away. When you die off, your children and grandchildren will be on the hook to pick-up the tab as will their children and grandchildren.

John
John
2 months ago

First thing, they don’t treat U. S. residents especially Veterans that good; Second thing, they are such fools to think they can keep themselves in power by opening the border and letting illegals flood in. When enough of them are here, and the stupid states allow them to vote, THEY WILL VOTE THEIR OWN PEOLE IN TO POWER, NOT Americans! Why is this such a hard concept to grasp? I can see it coming. That’s how Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib got elected to congress.

anna hubert
anna hubert
2 months ago

Invaders are trying to get to the promised land and when they eventually turn it into the same hell hole they came from what then?

Bob Chase
Bob Chase
2 months ago

Headcount should be citizens. When do we get this political crime fixed?

Jackie
Jackie
2 months ago

That’s what I thought all of this border crap might be about!!! It’s a pathetic and nasty way for Democrats to possibly control power in Washington!! This shows that Democrats are incapable of actual caring about actual people!! After getting all of these extra Congressmen, Democrats think that they can institute amnesty for all illegals and maintain control indefinitely!!! If you google ‘how many illegals have entered the United States’ you get a slew of articles with a slew of different numbers!! I don’t think we will ever have an accurate number of illegals in our country and I also think that we need to start deporting them, in mass, soon!!!

Paul W
Paul W
2 months ago

This regime has, without question, facilitated this invasion; and that’s exactly what this is. Furthermore, it has given aid and comfort to the invading enemy. Those that think that this isn’t an invasion and the hordes of mostly military age men (many of which are violent felons) entering this country without due process aren’t an enemy of We the People are either deluding themselves or are flat-out liars. This regime is treasonous…period. Yes…the dims are padding the numbers to increase the number of congressional representatives as well as electoral votes…and voters…legal or otherwise with a big fat emphasis on “otherwise”. But in truth it goes much, MUCH further than those disgusting elements. It’s about destabilizing the U.S. to assure that it will be assimilated into the “great reset” and agenda 2030…the n.w.o.. That, I assure you is NOT hyperbole or a tin foil hat conspiracy. You can take that to the bank…where your cbdc assets may, or may not, be. Control-Alt-Delete. Poof!
“Softness to traitors will destroy us all.” — Maximilien Robespierre

Joyce Carey
Joyce Carey
2 months ago

Why are these politicians not being arrested for not upholding their Oath of Office they swore to with their hands on the Holy Bible to abide by our Country’s Constitution to protect us from domestic and foreign enemies? Illegal Aliens included.

Max
Max
2 months ago

When will these Demo cities realize the errors they had made for their legitimate citizens. It won’t be too much longer when each state with these cities, will have to mobilize their National Guard for riot control.

Doug C
Doug C
2 months ago

I swear, there is not a Democrat alive that does not need to be taken to the Train Station!!

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
2 months ago

Taxpayers be DFamned. Full speed ahead . Must keepmy place in Congress. Remindfs me of the lawless cities in ROBO COP. Our cities will look war torn in 10 years. Each man for himself. If trump gets the job back, I wouldn’t hollar if he spent a couple of Billion ,and haul these people back where they come from. Kyle L.

Susan
Susan
2 months ago

Only citizens should be counted in the census,The Tax payers are tired of paying for people who do not belong in the US!

Wayne Peterkin
Wayne Peterkin
2 months ago

While this is true, it is not hardly new either. Back in 2010 I read an article that said California had five more congressional seats only because of non-citizens, including illegals, being included in the census and used for apportionment of congressional seats. In addition, a lot of federal money is distributed based on those same numbers. I have been arguing for many years that the census MUST have a citizenship notation and non-citizens need excluded from all apportionment, both congressional seats and federal aid. It makes zero sense that people who cannot legally vote in federal elections are given added congressional representation, which effectively dilutes the votes of every legal voter! Yet that is exactly what has been happening for years and the Democrats demand it.In fact, it is one inducement to become a “sanctuary” for illegal migrants.

Jim
Jim
2 months ago

Every patriotic American citizen who reads this should pick up his/her phone and call their federal politicians in D.C. You will get a staffer on the phone but then get forceful and tell the staffer you demand the office holder raise hell over what Washington, D.C. is doing to OUR COUNTRY.

Garyk
Garyk
2 months ago

Yes, marxist democrat party scum, their kind of pond slime is as low as can be.

Barbara
Barbara
2 months ago

Americans must demand that our representatives vote on a bill to nullify any bill that counts unauthorized border crossing illegals in our census. Its as simple as all that…those who brought this wrongful bill into being in the first place should not be in Congress. There are too many in Congress who should not be there…they are not true Americans. When the oath of citizenship is taken, they swear to sever all ties with their former country.

Steven
Steven
2 months ago

Biden’s Open Border policy which allows criminals, terrorists from countries that hate the US, sex traffic criminals and drug cartels to operate with immunity has to cease now.
Close the borders completely until the Congress comes up with a common sense immigration policy that benefits the United States.

MariaRose
MariaRose
2 months ago

I want to add to that statement by Musk, using the pandemic excuse, there was no actual verification of the headcount and all counts were merely made using a mathematical formula of occupancy of locations, especially in areas of known high immigrant occupancy, so that the officials in charge of those districts could request funding for developments that would line their pockets financially. They knew that very few would answer the Census papers in any form so they just lied about the results.

Lover of God and America!
Lover of God and America!
2 months ago

When the illegals realize they’re being used, they will probably vote
Republican!!!

Larry Mace
Larry Mace
2 months ago

If Democraps wanted illegals to inflate population, thus increase House membership for their states, they would not object to Governor Abbott bussing the same illegals out of Texas. They would BEG him to do it. There true motivation is the destruction of America.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
2 months ago

NO theyre for Voters

caseyp
caseyp
2 months ago

The Dems got illegals to be allowed to be counted in census reports in 2020 to add to add representatives to their state to for electoral college votes and they are going to do it again. I pray that Donald Trump is reelected and he ships all illegals home.

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
2 months ago

The good news is, thanks to Democrats, once this country goes down the tubes economically and the free money dries up, all the illegals here for “sanctuary” will go home. Ironically, they’ll finally solve the “immigration crisis”.

Forrest
Forrest
2 months ago

Americans are wimps for letting any of the dozens of left-leaning communists and outside-the-country financing to ruin this country” “Where is the fighting spirit of citizens allowing this to occur,” “Where are the millions of patriots?” “Where is the law to stop and expel these criminals?” Toss them out of worse?” WORD ON THE STREET.

Will
Will
2 months ago

This so sad , it seems they want to keep their seat in office so after everything is said and done on the election they will drop them like Flys and leave them hanging, like they did the American people.

Brian
Brian
2 months ago

Just when you thought it couldn’t possibly get any worse! Anyway, welcome to Florida Sean Hannity!

John
John
2 months ago

Ya I called this one . Months ago

Gee
Gee
2 months ago

SOMEONE PLEASE STOP THE MADNESS AND GET OUR COUNTRY BACK STOP THE DEMOCRATS FROM STEALING IT OUT FROM UNDER US!

CountryBoy
CountryBoy
2 months ago

FINALLY, and article that states what I have been preaching since BEFORE the last Census…

Sydney
Sydney
2 months ago

What can be done within the Constitution to only permit counting for the census of those who can produce proof of US citizenship, birth certificate or US passport?

ERIC
ERIC
2 months ago

Only citizens of the United States, and Permanent Residents (Green Card holders) shall be counted in any census for purposes of apportionment. Other non-citizens and non- residents may be counted but not used for any apportionment in any state in this country.

Drue
Drue
2 months ago

Presenting the Democratic shell game! Watch closely as the pea (Illegal Alien) is hidden under the shell. The Democratic politicians move the shells around, and Voilà, the Illegal Alien is not there! Where did he/she go? Out into the general population, only to surface to get his/her $1,000 debit card, free food, free shelter, free cell phone and free health care. WOW! Is this a great country or what?

uncleferd
uncleferd
2 months ago

President Biden has recently been reported to have yelled (softly) while outside of an immigrant leanto, “Alright, I know I’m in there, and if I don’t come out with my hands up, I’M COMING IN AFTER ME!! NOW, MOVE, YOU INDOLENT SWINE !!!

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2 months ago

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