Exclude Undocumented Residents from Census Counts Used for Apportionment: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Census and Population of the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service, House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, Second Session on H.R. 3639, H.R. 3814, and H.R. 4234 ... June 23, 1988

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