The next Census is slated for 2020 and CA Democrats are sweating the possibility of losing a House seat should illegal immigrants hide “in the shadows” and (gasp) not be counted towards the state’s population. Let that sink in.
LOS ANGELES — Fear is rising among Democrats over the prospect that President Donald Trump’s hard line on immigration might ultimately cost California a seat in Congress during the upcoming round of reapportionment.
Top Democrats here are increasingly worried the administration’s restrictive policies — and the potential inclusion of a question about citizenship on the next U.S. census — could scare whole swaths of California’s large immigrant population away from participating in the decennial count, resulting in an undercount that could cost the state billions of dollars in federal funding over the next decade and, perhaps, the loss of one of its 53 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives…
Arturo Vargas, executive director of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, said California has more at stake in an undercount than other states because “any undercount of Latinos, any undercount of immigrants, is going to hit California harder than Nebraska, or some other state with a low population of Latinos and immigrants.”
The “National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials”. Is there any permutation in cultural or political life that doesn’t have a discriminating “Latino”-specific membership ingrained in its very name?