Hispanic population includes illegal immigrants?

Editor, the Advocate:

LULAC is using census figures that include illegal immigrants. Please check: www.2010.census.gov/2010census/popmap/ipmtext and

www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Census.

This increase in Hispanic population is due mainly to the large influx of illegal immigrants. They are counted in the census the same as U.S. citizens. Supposedly, illegal immigrants are not eligible to vote. Why then must Attorney General Abbott make the compromises and give them their own U.S. representatives? Have American citizens lost all rights to govern themselves?

Connie Hunt, Port Lavaca