Mike Honda: "Fill Out Your Census So New Immigrants Can Vote"
I had to read this a few times just to make sure I'd read it right.
California Democrat Mike Honda (reppin' Silicon Valley, rough job these days) is urging his district and the rest of the South Bay to fill out their Census forms. Because we need to get those new immigrants to polls, damnit!
Via the SJ Mercury News:
Linguistic barriers also abound, keeping millions of Americans in the shadows. Unless we do better outreach, these Americans, many newly immigrated, will not only stay away from Census forms and home visits, but also, in a mere six months, mid-term elections.
It is time we countenance the changing face of America. One in five US residents speaks a language other than English at home. My Santa Clara County district, has the highest percentage of immigrants statewide, with 36 percent born abroad; it also ranks first in Vietnamese speakers, second in Hindi, third in Chinese and fourth in Farsi.
Why are the newly immigrated heading to the polls in six months?! Is that even legal?