A Tale of Two States.

Lou Dobbs takes a few minutes to consider two similar, neighboring states – Virginia and Maryland.

The exodus from Maryland has been a discussion for many years. According to the Census Bureau, the City of Baltimore has lost 30,000 residents from 2000 to 2010. The city is now petitioning the Census Bureau to change the population numbers but the City and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake do not have an explanation for the “error.”

While we were aware how the census numbers fiscally impact a city, we didn’t realize how much of an impact:

If the city wins its challenge — in which it argues that census workers missed counting 15,635 housing units — it means Baltimore’s population has held steady since 2000, not dropped significantly. And that could mean the city would receive $87 million more in federal funding, city planning officials said.

However, Mayor Rawlings-Blake has a plan to increase the population.

She wants to turn Baltimore into a “sanctuary city” where illegal immigrants may reside without fearing being discovered of breaking the law.

Rawlings-Blake has said immigrants are crucial to her goal of adding 10,000 new families to the city’s population over the next decade. In March, she signed an executive order barring police and other city employees from asking about citizenship status. (emphasis ours)

Rawlings-Blake is trying to increase the population by have illegal immigrants counted in order to gain more Federal dollars.

Gee, what could go wrong with that plan?

A lot.

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