Are you and main-street America losing representation in Congress and the Electoral College to Sanctuary Cities and States? Are these jurisdictions overrepresented, exercising an advantage in control over your political process? Let’s look at the numbers for two of these jurisdictions.
According to a recent Pew Research article, “Six states account for 58% of unauthorized immigrants: California, Texas, Florida, New York, New Jersey and Illinois.” Let’s look at the numbers for two of these jurisdictions.
The Public Policy Institute of California gives the best estimate: between 2.35 and 2.6 million “undocumented” immigrants live in California. This report also reflects that the “undocumented population [in the United States] has stabilized at approximately 11 million.” PPIC used various studies to arrive at these numbers including the Pew Research Center.
Jeffery Passel of the Pew Hispanic Center and Urban Institute has estimated there are 535,000 undocumented immigrants in New York City. Mr. Passel’s estimates for the Pew Research Center are based on U.S. Census Bureau data and include the total estimate for undocumented immigrants in the United States at 11.1 million.
A study by Yale University in collaboration with the Massachusetts s of Technology (MIT) was originated because the researchers thought the 11 million numbers for the population of undocumented immigrants in the United States was high. Initially expecting the actual number to be less than 11 million, they were surprised to find the actual number was closer to 22.1 million, twice that being currently reported.
Given the Yale/MIT study one can justify doubling the numbers of undocumented immigrants for California and New York City, giving 5.2 million and 1.07 million, respectively.
The U.S. Census Bureau reflects the population of California at 39.5 million people and the City of New York at 8.6 million people.
Using these numbers to derive a few calculations we can see that 5.2 million of the 39.5 million people in the State of California, 13.2 percent, are undocumented immigrants. Similarly, 1.07 million of the 8.6 million in New York City, 12.4 percent, are undocumented immigrants.
Do the undocumented immigrants inflate the population of these areas so the jurisdictions wield more control in Congress, the national political arena, and apportionment of your tax dollars?
According to the House of Representatives website, there are 53 representatives from California. With the legislative district map for New York State indicating there are about 11 members of Congress representing New York City, the 5th through 15th congressional districts.
Extrapolating these numbers we can see that the 12.4 percent of the New York City undocumented immigrants has inflated the congressional representation of New York City by 1.36 in Congress with 1.36 votes in the Electoral College.
And 13.2 percent of California undocumented immigrants has inflated the number of congressional representatives and the number of Electoral College votes by 7 seats, 13.2 percent times 53 seats.
From 1973 to 1983 California was apportioned 43 congressional seats. In 1983 that was increased to 45 or about a 5 percent increase. Subsequent to the 1986 immigration bill that granted amnesty to 2.7 million undocumented immigrants, in 1994 California’s apportioned congressional seats were increased to 52, or about a 15 percent increase; a percentage eerily similar to the current 13.2 percent inflated population with the undocumented immigrants.
With the manipulation of the undocumented population to inflate representation and control over the political system, is there any wonder why states and cities proudly portray themselves as “Sanctuary Cities” welcoming the undocumented immigrants to increase their population and thus their political representation? Does it seem there is much more sinister motivation behind the professed altruistic motives when it comes to “Sanctuary Cities?”
How much representation do you and main-street America lose in the political process to the jurisdictions that inflate their share of the national demographics by illegally harboring undocumented immigrants?
John M. DeMaggio retired after 30 years of service as a Captain from the U.S. Naval Reserve Intelligence Program. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Forensic Science from John Jay College and a Master’s of Science from Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University. Privately consulting in counterterrorism, forensic science, and investigations, he also conducts international counterterrorism training, having retired as a Special Agent in Charge and serving as Co-chairman, Investigative Support and Forensic Subgroup, TSWG, developing interagency counterterrorism technology. He is also an op-ed contributor for The Hill. He previously published “Mitigation of Terrorist Effects on Victims’ Motivation” in U.S. Army Counterinsurgency Center Colloquium. To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.
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