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Topic - William Gheen
The conservative "red" states should see their political clout enhanced as a result of the Census Bureau's announcement Tuesday that the nation's population grew 9.7 percent over the past decade to nearly 309 million, with the fastest growth centered in states that went Republican in the 2008 presidential election.
President Obama may have stopped for a supersized sub in a working-class New Jersey neighborhood for a session with local mayors, small-business owners and cheering bystanders.
As many U.S. cities and states arrest illegal aliens in raids and toughen laws against them, a Connecticut city is offering to validate them under a new, first-in-the-nation ID-card program.
"We feel that it is inappropriate that any American should gain or lose representation based off of criminal activity," Mr. Gheen said of illegal immigrants used in census counts. "We hope that Congress will not allow so many Americans to have their voting power stolen. Illegal immigrants being counted in the census and being used for political empowerment is unfair to American citizens. The federal government has the ability to remove them from the apportionment equation and consider using the data they have as a deportation tool. I think we are going to have them on the run with the new Congress."
William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, said the count is not fair.