Detained Immigrants May Help Bring in Census Money - ABC News
No one gave him a census form. No one told him his information would be culled from the center's records.
But counted he was, along with other illegal immigrants facing deportation in detention centers across the country — about 30,000 people on any given day, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs and Enforcement.
By the time the census delivers the total tallies to the state and federal government, most of the immigrants will be long gone. But because the population snapshot determines the allocation of federal dollars, those in custody could help bring money to the towns, cities and counties in Texas , Arizona , Washington and Georgia where the country's biggest and newest facilities are located.
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