Illegal Immigrants Counted in the 2010 Census

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Illegal immigrants will put money into the pockets of cities and counties where they're waiting to be shipped out of the country.

That's because they've been counted in the U.S. Census.

We're told there are as many as 30,000 people waiting to be deported almost every day.

The census helps determine how much money states, counties, and cities will receive from the federal government.

Illegal immigrants in custody beef up the numbers.

While they don't see any benefit, the communities where they're held, do.

Many of the largest and newest detention centers for illegal immigrants are in small towns.

They give local populations a significant boost.