Sunday, December 09, 2007

Non- citizens are moving electoral, congressional power to border states

The framers of U.S. Constitution intended equal voting rights, and we all know the words “One man, one vote.” The 435 House seats are divided based on total number of people living in each state.

That number includes non-citizens and illegal immigrants, something most Americans don’t realize. Illegal immigration has channeled political clout to California and other border states from the Northeast and Midwest. A University of Connecticut demographics report this fall predicted that California's legal and illegal alien population will account for two of its 53 seats in Congress after the 2010 census. About 30 percent of illegal aliens in the U.S. live in California.

California’s congressional delegation increased by six members in 2002, the result of immigration. Florida, New York and Texas also gained one extra seat each because of their large non-citizen populations.

States that lost representation were Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wisconsin. Each of these states is now shy a seat in the House because of illegal immigrants residing elsewhere.

If this continues, 10 to 12 states could eventually control presidential elections, due to the Electoral College, and would literally dominate the House of Representatives. The remaining 40 states, including all of the Upper Midwest, will have little national policy influence.

1 comment:

  1. For more on this trend see,

    Demography Is Destiny: Loss of Political Representation

    “Hispanics now elect the president”
    See < >.

    "More Impact Costs of Illegal Aliens on Minnesota", Dell Erickson, February 17, 2006. See at < >.



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