Of course this is what it’s for. Democrats are over represented because illegals are counted in the citizenry which happens to be blue cities and states. Representation is based on the citizenry which illegals don’t qualify as so ultimate red states and red districts will benefit as representatives will redistributed from states with sanctuary cities as should be the case. It’s the whole reason Dems encourage illegal immigration and sanctuary cities so they can steal representation in the House.
IRS and Localities/States has all citizenship information because of tax filings linked to your SSN and Address. They just need to cross-reference current census information and tax filings. The rabbit hole keeps going based on social engineering, etc but you get the general direction.
Not our fault that the true reason they want to put the question in the census is political.
If they truly wanted the information there are way better ways to get this.
There are already agreements in place between the IRS and the localities/states to share information.
Well every citizen has been given a SSN at some point in there life. To say that someone can go their entire life without ever getting a SSN or filing taxes in almost next to impossible. But yes that is an important false positive to catch for.
It’s the absence of matches is what you would be looking for. That is where you will find either your positive matches or false positives. Then you work to eliminate false positives as best as possible.
Would probably get you within ~80-90% accuracy. Is it 100%? No, but it is not supposed to be. We are not a surveillance state.
For the sake of completeness and to go down the rabbit hole. You then could cross-check this with the last X number of past tax returns (cannot remember how much they keep), school records, etc. As well as social media, etc. This would undoubtedly get you much closer to a decently accurate count. And this works with the data that is already available.
You give that when you get a social security number. The IRS neither knows nor cares, but the Social Security adminstration knows (unless you were naturalized and forgot to update it to them) and for about 90% of people of working age in the US knows they're still alive and because of employers FICA tax filings.
For the percent who are purely self employed and actually bother to pay taxes they hear from the IRS once a year
You do give citizenship information in a tax filing. If you are an NRA or a citizen/resident with work permit is all part of the filing and any from the employer submits on you. When you work on a w2/w4/1099 citizenship and work permit documents are sent to the IRS yearly.
The I-9 when you're hired goes to USCIS, not the IRS, and at least for citizens, you don't re-file it annually. I've heard from enough H1 folks to know that non-resident aliens need to file paperwork with their work periodically but that's also as far as I know with USCIS not the IRS
There is no citizenship information on the W2, W3, or 1040. There is a specific version of the W4 for non-resident aliens but those are just used for calculating exemption numbers and filing status not sent to the IRS
The government doesn’t have to give a reason for doing it. They can do it for shits and grins, to piss of the Dems, or any f’ing reason they want because guess what? Asking the question is constitutional.
Well, lieing as citizen will have far reaching effects on everyone. If all illegals lied (which they will far sure on advice of democrats) in CA WA NY then there has to be created more electoral seats and hence winning these states will tilt results towards democrats.