Subject: [ArabCalendar] Fw: Jobs with the Census Bureau
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The acting director of the U.S. Census Bureau, Thomas Mesenbourg, told
CNSNews.com that the bureau intends to work with community
organizations to make sure every illegal alien in the United States is
counted in the 2010 Census.
The Census is used to apportion the seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. States with more people get more seats in the U.S. House.
This means that a state harboring more illegal aliens can gain more House seats as long as the Census Bureau finds the illegal aliens and counts them. This also means that the illegal alien population resident in the United States during a census year has the potential to alter the regional and philosophical balance of power in Congress.
Mesenburg said: "Our job is to count everyone that resides in the U.S. -- count them once. So, certainly that’s our goal to count every individual, every resident whether they’re documented, undocumented, whether they are citizens or non-citizens."
Ruben Keoseyan, publisher of the newspaper La Raza, said the organizations at the press conference have partnered with the Census Bureau to help undocumented immigrants "come out and register" for the census.
"This is not just a partnership among the people that you see here," said Keoseyan. "This is also a partnership with the Census Bureau because we believe that we can aid in helping those people come out and register and participate in the census. It’s a much easier form. It’s going to be in Spanish."
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