RI’s Road to 2020 Part IV: The 2020 Census and RI Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Aliens – More Democrat Disasters but Who’s Counting?
As most of us know, Rhode Island is expected to lose one of its two Congressional seats and there are many reasons, but in a nutshell it’s due to our dwindling, or at the very least stagnant population growth due to decades of prosperity killing Democrat legislation. However, if you need a more in depth explanation check out The Tale of Two Congressman – It Could be the Worst of Times, but the bottom line is that legal residents of Rhode Island have been fleeing to states with better jobs and lower taxes.
But wait, if people are fleeing Rhode Island then how can the population growth be stagnant? To find the answer one only has to look at the US Census, the citizenship question and why the Democrats are so opposed to it.
The citizenship question has on the US Census since in one form or another from 1820 to 2000, the only exception was in 1840. After 1950, the Census Bureau created two census forms, a short form that all households received and a long form that only a percentage received. The citizenship question remained on the long form until it’s termination in 2000 and was replaced by the annual American Community Survey, which still inquiries about citizenship status.
There are legitimate reasons as to why we should know how many citizens we have and it’s not racist. To suggest that it is, is in itself racist. The census not only counts legal aliens but illegal aliens as well.
Since the Democrats loss in 2016 we’ve all heard the cry to abolish the electoral college in favor of one person, one vote but that is one of the things at stake. State and federal legislative districts are drawn up based on the population which includes both legal and illegal aliens and the result is that districts with a high number of illegal aliens have more voting power than citizens in districts with fewer illegal aliens.
Knowing who is a citizen and who isn’t allows the government to calculate the number of legal citizens that vote as well as being able to determine the number of illegal aliens in the country.
As of right now the guestimate is somewhere between 11 and 30 million.
Each state’s electoral votes as well as access to government funding are determined by its population. The bigger the state’s population is the more electoral votes and money they will get. Counting illegal aliens in the census only benefits the Democrats need for power and in a state like RI, its necessary in order to maintain control.
For example, the number of illegal aliens in California during the 2010 census increased their congressional seats and votes by at least five. Florida gained two seats and Texas gained four.
So as legal RI residents continue to move away and is not replaced by other legal US residents, the Democrats need to find bodies to fill the vacancies and you can see in the legislation they put forth what group they are pandering to.
Regardless of what they tell you, it’s not just Providence that’s a sanctuary for illegal aliens. In reality it’s the entire state. Rhode Island is a sanctuary state. Our prison system has been designated a sanctuary for criminal illegal aliens.
It was estimated that the number of illegal aliens living in RI’s was between 30,000 and 35,000, roughly 3% of our population. While that may not seem like a lot when you look at the price tag it comes with, it’s quite costly.
$181.3 million for public education
$59.2 million for social assistance
$31.9 million for Police, Legal & Corrections
That’s $272.4 million dollars folks.
Now Rep. Anastasia Williams and Sen. William Ciccone have introduced a bill that would allow illegal aliens to get drivers licenses. This isn’t the first time this bill has been introduced.
One argument in favor of this bill is that it will make our roads safer. How? Because they would like you to believe that having to take a driving test suddenly produces good drivers. We all know that’s not true or else there would be nothing but excellent drivers on our roads.
In the same breath they will tell you that if this bill doesn’t pass, illegal aliens will continue to drive. Think about that and take it one step further. People will continue to break the law so the only logical thing would be to get rid of all laws since people are going to do it anyway. Try and apply that logic to the gun debate and the same lawmakers would lose their minds.
The best, the most ridiculous and popular argument was made Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza who said, “Folks are risking their livelihoods, they’re risking their freedom… They are risking it all just to get their kids to school, get their kids to a doctor’s appointment, just to get to work and come back home.”
I would suggest that someone inform Jorge that illegal aliens cannot lawfully work in the U.S. so what is this job you speak of? Are we talking about illegal labor? Are we supporting that now as well?
And how do you suddenly “document” someone who is here without any documentation? This does nothing but reward illegal aliens for breaking the law and facilitates potential identity fraud and supports the employment of illegal aliens while taking employment away from legal citizens.
This is just another social justice perk being offered by RI’s progressive Democrats that undermines our immigration laws and when coupled with our sanctuary state status and millions in entitlements amounts to nothing more than an incentive for more people to come here illegally.
So, when you circle back to the 2020 Census, Rhode Island’s declining population, the loss of a congressional seat, federal funding, less power and control for the Democrats, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see why Rhode Island Democrats pander to the illegal population and want them to participate in the census without disclosing their immigration status.
Legal Rhode Islanders are leaving and US citizens aren’t moving all as a result of decades of bad Democrat policies and many who are left are refusing to take part in the 2020 Census.
In 231 days, those of us who are left will take to the polls and vote. In 2022 we’ll have one less Congressman to vote for. We should all remember that and vote for the candidates that stands up for the RI voter, not their political career.
Allan Giberti is the host of RI Red Radio on 990WBOB.com. You can listen to Allan live on Mondays and Tuesdays at 7pm Eastern.
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