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Can We Debate?


I was very surprised to read Nick Welsh’s story “The Incredible Shrinking City” because my gut feeling and my daily experiences tell me that our city is becoming more congested by the day.

Apparently your data are based on the just-concluded 2010 Census. That brings up the following question: how accurate was this gigantic and expensive undertaking? Specifically, were all the illegal residents included, and if yes, how was that accomplished?

I recently tried to obtain information on that point from the county administration, but was told they had no idea how many illegal residents were among the county population of approximately 400,000. Estimates put the number at anywhere between 25,000 and 75,000.

Perhaps you could educate us by a story on this issue; I am sure many legal county residents would appreciate this information.

Or is it not politically correct to debate such a vital issue which affects every county resident in one way or another?

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