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Mayor Pete Sides With Illegal Aliens Over Americans

Jeff Katz
June 24, 2019 - 12:12 pm

On Friday at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials presidential forum, Mayor Pete Buttigieg spoke out against a proposed question on the 2020 census which simply asks people if they are a U.S. citizen. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate said the question is “motivated racially and politically.”

Buttigieg and other critics believe illegal immigrants will not participate in the U.S. census if they are worried about revealing to the government they are here illegally. He added that illegal immigrants are crucial to a city's growth, saying, "If we don’t properly count the people living in our community, then the people in our community will be shortchanged."