Thursday, October 22, 2020

Supreme Court to Consider Whether Census Must Count Illegal Immigrants in Allocating House Seats; After Backing Him in Halting Census Count

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Supreme Court to Consider Whether Census Must Count Illegal Immigrants in Allocating House Seats:
The Supreme Court said Friday it would decide whether President Trump can exclude illegal immigrants from the census count used to determine congressional representation, setting an expedited schedule with arguments on Nov. 30.
In July, Mr. Trump issued an order that for the first time would exclude what it called “illegal aliens” from the decennial reapportionment of House seats among the states. The move would likely shift representation from urban areas and Democratic-trending states toward more rural and Republican-leaning states with smaller immigrant populations.
“Excluding these illegal aliens from the apportionment base is more consonant with the principles of representative democracy,” Mr. Trump’s order stated. “States adopting policies that encourage illegal aliens to enter this country and that hobble Federal efforts to enforce the immigration laws passed by the Congress should not be rewarded with greater representation in the House of Representatives.”
Mr. Trump appeared to target California in particular. The order said, “one State is home to more than 2.2 million illegal aliens.” Counting them “for the purpose of apportionment could result in the allocation of two or three more congressional seats than would otherwise be allocated,” it stated. --->READ MORE HERE
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Supreme Court backs Trump in halting census count:
The Supreme Court issued an order Tuesday that halts the 2020 census count in place, delivering a victory to the Trump administration, which is rushing to complete the enumeration and submit the final results to Congress this year.
Reacting late Tuesday, the Census Bureau said it would cut off data collection on Thursday, though up until then residents can respond by phone or internet, and can still mail in census forms.
Activists, meanwhile, announced a last-minute push to get holdouts to respond.
The high court’s decision also reverberated around the political realm, with Democrats complaining that it was a blow to democracy.
The justices, in an unsigned order, halted a lower court’s injunction that had directed the census to continue taking responses through the end of October, saying it needed the extra time because of the coronavirus pandemic. --->READ MORE HERE
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We can hope socialist foreign nationals are finally blocked from seizing control in our nation by a lawless migration army giving birth here. I hope American Voters remain the govt of the People, not lunatic violent mobs.

'Of the people, by the people and for the people' refers to our own American people. It is not a call to destroy the United States of America for one world govt. Enforce our immigration laws, secure our borders, or otherwise there is no USA nation. It is just common sense that only citizens may vote. Of course Putin should not be allowed to vote, even if he too sneaks in.

Mob rule is NOT justice. And there is no conflict over George Floyd, the entire nation is against that ever happening. We should all be against mobs, autonomous zones, and using domestic violence for political goals.

It is a gift to live here, if we continue the rule of law and our long history of peace and prosperity. It should be given to those most deserving. Foreign nationals coming here who burn the American flag do not deserve to become citizens. Never. Period.