POSTED: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 4:22pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 9:03am
TEXAS - One group says Hispanics have been grossly undercounted in the U.S. Census and they're suing the state of Texas over it.
The Mexican American Legislative Caucus says people living in colonias along the border weren't counted. Because of that, they say the current numbers are flawed and under-represent Latinos.
A UTEP professor says the bigger claim in the lawsuit is that Texas could miss out on funding and even representation.
"There's the political consideration as well, which has to do more with representation," said political science professor Gregory Rocha.
Right now census numbers show Hispanics make up 16% of the nation's population. El Paso is 84% Hispanic.
To view the complaint, go to: http://malc.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/malc-v-texas.pdf