Posted by: As I See It by Arnie | August 17, 2007

Feds interfering with feds on immigration.

The census bureau wants the immigration bureau to stop conducting raids so that the census can be taken.  Everybody must be counted you know, and how can we count them when they do not come out of the shadows, too scared that they may be deported. 

NewsMax article.

“The Constitution requires the Census Bureau to count everyone, including illegal immigrants, in the census. The once-a-decade population count is then used to apportion seats in Congress and to appropriate billions of dollars in federal spending each year.”  “The Census Bureau has a job to do,” said Vargas, who belongs to a committee that advises the bureau on the 2010 census. “They need to convince people that they need to report themselves to the federal government and that it’s going to remain confidential. That’s a hard sell.”

“Raids during the population count would make an already distrustful group even less likely to cooperate with government workers who are supposed to include them, the Census Bureau’s second-ranking official said in an Associated Press interview.”

Here is one agency, the census bureau that is only called upon once a decade to perform it’s active duties, and it gets a 85 to 90% performance rating, while another agency, the Immigration enforcement bureau is called upon every day and it apprehends only a much smaller percentage of their targeted performance.  The census bureau is fearless in asking another agency to suspend it’s operation so the census can be taken.  If the immigration service would be so bold as to ask the police and local officials to cooperate, then they also could get a higher result.  If the immigration service would insist on the cooperation of all other agencies and the states to obey the existing laws, then they would also get a higher apprehension rate.  If the immigration service would speak boldly out against the Mexican government and their consulates for supporting and encouraging the illegal influx of their citizens into our country, then the mess we are in right now would not be quite the mess that it is.   


It’s just some thoughts of as I see it.


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