What Democrats really fear about asking about citizenship
Why adding a citizenship question to the census launched a political firestormDemocrats see illegal aliens as undocumented Democrats. They want them included in the count so that Democrats in states like California which is losing many middle-class voters can cook the books and keep more seats in Congress. They also want citizens to subsidize their illegals with welfare payments. It is a mistake to assume Democrats are making a good faith argument.
The Justice Department says the question is necessary because it requires specific data to identify violations of the Voting Rights Act. But others fear it will dampen participation in the count.