I'm sure most readers are aware that President Trump has signed a presidential memorandum preventing the counting of illegal aliens in the apportionment of Congressional districts. Gun Free Zone explains why this is a big deal.
There are roughly 22 million illegals in the US. The average Congressional seat represents roughly 700,000 people.
That means it would be possible to have 31 Members of Congress who do not represent a single US citizen or lawful resident alien as a constituent. That’s more seats than New York or Florida and almost as many as Texas.
The news has been filled with stories of law-abiding, tax-paying citizens of California and New York moving to Texas, Florida, Utah, Idaho, and other states.
But if we start to add in illegal immigrants, suddenly California could gain seats, and since we are limited to 435 seats, that means that Middle America will lose seats.
That is the whole point, of course. Take seats away from Red states and give them to the urban sprawl of NYC and California to fill with Leftist place holders like AOC.
There's more at the link.
That makes perfect sense to me. As far as I'm concerned, illegal aliens have zero right to representation in the US legislature. I remain of the opinion that all illegal aliens should be deported, and only readmitted if there is work for them and they come through legal channels. Yes, by all means establish a better, legal "guest worker program", for want of a better description, if it's needed. However, anyone coming here illegally has already demonstrated his or her contempt for US law. That's not the sort of person we want here. Period.