Question: How did they distinguish between illegal aliens and legal residents/citizens in the past? There was no "illegal alien" question was there?
We know many illegal aliens have US driver's licenses and are probably even registered to vote in this country. Because we have no national ID card in this country, if you can get 1 gov't ID, you can get them all. Just lie on the forms that ask your citizenship.
So how could they avoid sending the census to an illegal if they don't know who the illegals are?
Such as are inclined to fill out the census have probably already been doing it. The states with high immigration may indeed gain seats but it is dumb to believe anything close to the true number of illegals will be counted.
If you were an illegal alien, would you identify yourself as such to the federal government? Duh.