Apparently, Boston is at risk of losing a Congressional seat in 2010 if they're unable to bring the city's population numbers up in the next census. That's okay. Secretary of State William Galvin has a solution, if only they can find a way to add more illegal aliens!
“We need to chase them,” Secretary of State William Galvin said yesterday, stressing the need for an “all local” hunt for everyone living here.
Crucial to the census success: Convincing the estimated 150,000 to 200,000 illegal immigrants that they will simply be counted, not arrested.
“This is for real. A congressional seat is on the line,” said Ali Noorani, executive director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition.
“The money to fund many important federal programs is distributed to the states on the basis of population, so everyone in Massachusetts has a major stake in ensuring that we are not shortchanged by failing to get an accurate population count,” warned U.S. Rep. Edward Markey (D-Malden), the senior member of the state’s congressional delegation.
The next U.S. Census kicks off in about three years. The state’s current population is slightly more than 6.5 million.
I've got a suggestion to Mr. Galvin. How about enforcing the immigration laws in your state? I would lay pretty good odds that any money you might lose due to lost federal funding would easily be offset by the reduction in the cost of supporting the illegals. You know? Such things as free medical, free education, welfare, and high crime rates.
Contact info for Secretary of State William Galvin:
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Citizen Information Service
One Ashburton Place, Room 1611
Boston, MA 02108-1512
Tel: (617) 727-7030
Toll Free: 1-800-392-6090
TTY: (617) 878-3889
Fax: (617) 742-4528