Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Border states are red and blue

If the 2020 census's question about citizenship is likely to depress return rates for non-citizens, that will depress the census numbers for states with a high number of immigrants, which effects both how federal dollars are allocated and representation in Congress. So if all of that is true, won't it hurt some red states as well as blue states? Both Arizona and Texas have high immigrant populations.

I'm not saying the citizenship question is a good idea (it isn't). I'm just saying that if the Republicans are trying to boost their influence through the question, it might not work out as planned.