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The 2020 United States census will begin in spring 2020, but the Complete Count Committee in Willmar has already started working to make sure the community is ready. U.S. Census Bureau photo

The U.S. Census Process Rewards States Which Flout Our Immigration Laws With More Political Clout

The U.S. Census Process Rewards States Which Flout Our Immigration Laws With More Political Clout

The U.S. Constitution mandates a census count every ten years for the purposes of political apportionment. Specifically, how the seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are divvied up among the various states. The census count is also used by the various states to draw their own political lines. Here in North Dakota, our lawmakers

New citizens take the oath of allegiance at a naturalization ceremony held at the New-York Historical Society, Sept. 18, 2017. A program by the New-York Historical Society uses art to help green card holders prepare for the naturalization test. (Devin Yalkin/The New York Times)

Survey Says Most North Dakotans Would Flunk the U.S. Citizenship Test

According to a survey commissioned by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, most North Dakotans can’t pass the citizenship test immigrants must take to gain residency in the United States. But that’s not unusual. Almost all of the states would flunk the test, according to the data. In fact, North Dakota had the 9th highest scores in

Does The Immigration Bill Create An Incentive To Hire Illegal Immigrants Under Obamacare?

“Under Obamacare, businesses with over 50 workers that employ American citizens without offering them qualifying health insurance could be subject to fines of up to $3,000 per worker,” reports Phil Klein for the Washington Examiner. “But because newly legalized immigrants wouldn’t be eligible for subsidies on the Obamacare exchanges until after they become citizens –

What's The Worst That Could Happen: Obamacare Data Hub Will Centralize Your Financial, Health Care Information

With the NSA scandal in the headlines, Americans are becoming a little more sensitive about what data the government collects on us. But it’s not just the NSA that’s collecting our emails, and documenting our phone calls. Thanks to Obamacare, the federal government will soon have a massive central database containing our financial and health

Supreme Court Strikes Down Arizona Voter ID Law

The Supreme Court has struck down an Arizona law which required that people prove their citizenship before getting a federal “motor voter” registration form. The 1993 law “requires states to offer voter registration when a resident applies for a driver’s license or certain benefits.” The people filling out the form are required to swear they

Poll Suggests North Dakotans Strongly Support Immigration Reform

Politico reported yesterday that new polling showed strongly majority support for immigration reform across the nation. According to the polling data from North Dakota, reform is popular in this state as well. Here’s what Politico reported: In a polling memo set for release Thursday– and shared early with POLITICO – Democratic pollster Tom Jensen and

Senator Lindsey Graham: Tsarnaev's Status As Citizen Doesn't Protect Him From The "Laws Of War"

Wow. From the Washington Free Beacon: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) continued to push for Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to be designated an enemy combatant Monday on “Fox and Friends,” saying a citizenship does not grant him “immunity from the law of war.” “I want to gather intelligence,” Graham said. “What does he know

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