Sen. Bennett proposes Census revision

Senator Bob Bennett, R-UT, last week introduced a bill that adds an additional question to the Census which would ask if the individual is a citizen or lawful resident of the United States. Sen. Bennett says he is proud of the Census Department and its efforts to produce what hopefully will be an accurate census, but he says the reality is that the current system is broken and unfair. He says it does not make sense for congressional seats and the Electoral College to be determined by a process that unfairly provides the advantage to those communities with high illegal populations.Sen. Bennett says by requiring individuals to confirm their citizenship his bill would allow the Census to report the population of lawful residents rather than including illegal residents to determine representation.

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