Some California cities want to challenge federal census figures because they UNDERREPRESENT illegal immigrants.
Some Southern California cities might challenge the U.S. Census after data showed their communities saw little growth in the last decade -- or actually lost residents.
The census shows that the population in Santa Ana declined 4% from 2000 to 2010. As a result, Santa Ana lost its ranking as Orange County's largest city to neighboring Anaheim, which recorded a population of 336,265, up 2.5% over the last decade.
But Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido believes the city is still growing and thinks that many Santa Ana residents who are immigrants refused to participate in the census for fear of deportation or other factors.
Why would you fear deportation if you are legal?