01/18/2018 / By JD Heyes
Left-wing Stalinist officials in California are freaking out about a leaked report that federal immigration authorities are planning to launch a massive raid in the “sanctuary state” as part of President Donald J. Trump’s commitment to enforcing all immigration laws.
Let’s hope that the report was true and that Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Border Patrol, and other federal immigration authorities are preparing for this mass raid at this very moment. In fact, I personally hope it is merely the first of many such raids.
And because of the arrogance of state and local officials who, like all liberal progressives think they somehow have a right to flout any federal laws they disagree with, I really hope the administration concentrates on California for the foreseeable future.
They’ve earned Trump’s attention. And ire.
But here’s why I think it is absolutely vital for illegals living in California to be extracted from the state — and why Left-wing Democrats are fighting so hard to import as many people, legally or illegally, as they can to the country’s most populous state: Doing so helps Democrats with attaining and then keeping a congressional majority.
As a political science major, I understand, for instance, how congressional apportionment works. The more people in a state, the more House seats the state is awarded. Granted, there are only 435 seats in the House (the Senate has 100 — each state gets to send two senators), but the apportionment of those seats — how they are allotted — is dependent upon the number of residents a state has, according to the U.S. Census.
And you don’t have to be a “citizen” of the state in order to count towards the total. Are you following me?
The origins of this system are found in the Constitution. Prior to the Civil War, southern states were overrepresented because they were permitted to count slaves as three-fifths of a person towards congressional representation. The northern states had many more citizens per capita than did southern states, so this method allowed for the overrepresentation (and why there was much support for secession when the time came).
“As an unintended effect of the 14th amendment, each person — whether they’re here legally or illegally — must be counted as a whole person,” writes Eddie Zipperer, a poly sci professor at Georgia Military College. “‘Representatives shall be apportioned among the several states according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each state…’ That includes illegal immigrants and nothing short of a Constitutional amendment can change it.”
Which isn’t going to happen, most likely.
So that means that today, California is overrepresented in Congress — the House, anyway — because there are millions of immigrants, illegal and otherwise, who count towards the state’s total population. That is skewing their legitimate representation while cheating other states of better representation. (Related: About time: Trump admin’s DHS looking to indict lawless leaders who protect illegal aliens in “sanctuary cities.”)
“Trump’s border security measures” — which include mass deportation but also a wall, an end to chain migration, and the visa lottery system — “would slow down a process that essentially allows a state like California with an ever-growing population of illegal immigrants to steal House seats (and consequently electoral votes) from other states,” Zipperer writes.
So you see, Trump’s enforcement of all immigration laws makes sense not just in a law enforcement and national security sense, but also makes constitutional sense. Ejecting millions of illegal aliens from California will better apportion representation among all states in the union.
Now you know why the Marxist Democrats are fighting Trump and his immigration enforcement measures so hard: They know that their most populous stronghold is stealing House seats and electoral votes. And to Democrats, all that matters is power, and to heck with what’s best for the country.
Next up, my hope is the administration will begin immigration enforcement efforts in another Dem stronghold filled with illegal immigrants that is stealing representation: New York.
J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.
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