Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Pres Trump Signs Orders Barring ILLEGALS From Census Count and Exclusion From Counts for Congressional Seats

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President Trump signed an executive action on Tuesday to prevent illegal immigrants from being included in the 2020 census for congressional apportionment, saying the U.S. shouldn’t give political power “to people who should not be here at all.”
The president said for the purposes of determining the number of House lawmakers from each state, it will be U.S. policy “to exclude from the apportionment base aliens who are not in a lawful immigration status.”
He signed the order in the Oval Office without a ceremony or the media present.
“My administration will not support giving congressional representation to aliens who enter or remain in the country unlawfully, because doing so would create perverse incentives and undermine our system of government,” the president said. “This is all part of a broader left-wing effort to erode the rights of American citizens, and I will not stand for it.”
Democrats blasted the move as anti-immigrant, and vowed to fight the administration in court. House Oversight Committee Chairman Carolyn B. Maloney, New York Democrat, said the committee will hold an emergency hearing on the census next week and consider steps to block Mr. Trump’s action.
“President Trump will stop at nothing to politicize our democratic institutions and harm entire communities for his own political interests,” Mrs. Maloney said. “Taking this step right in the middle of the ongoing census is particularly egregious and sinister because it appears purposefully designed to depress the count, deter people from filling out their forms, and corrupt the democratic processes on which our nation is founded.”
Dale Ho, director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, said the Constitution requires that “everyone in the U.S. be counted in the census.”
“President Trump can’t pick and choose,” Mr. Ho said. “He tried to add a citizenship question to the census and lost in the Supreme Court. His latest attempt to weaponize the census for an attack on immigrant communities will be found unconstitutional. We’ll see him in court, and win, again.”
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hallelujah, finally common sense law & order.