Republicans, the census, and (illegal) immigration

Many republican states will gain congressional seats because of population increases in the latest census. Many of these states like Texas owe their growth, however, to immigration increases. Given that the census doesn’t ask if immigrants are legal or illegal, it is very possible that illegal immigration could be a partial cause of this growth. Republicans, will stay silent on this issue until the next election roles around and they can stir up anti-immigrant sentiment. To stay silent on the issue now, however, is quite hypocritical.