Monday, November 30, 2020

SCOTUS to Hear Arguments on Trump Administration's Attempt to Exclude ILLEGALS From Census, and related stories

Supreme Court to hear arguments on Trump administration's attempt to exclude undocumented immigrants from census:
The Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments on Monday on the Trump administration’s attempt to exclude undocumented immigrants from the census, The Associated Press reported.
The policy is likely the administration’s last hard-line approach to immigration issues to reach the court, the AP noted. The administration argues that the Constitution and federal law allow the president to exclude “illegal aliens” from the count.
“As history, precedent, and structure indicate, the President need not treat all illegal aliens as ‘inhabitants’ of the States and thereby allow their defiance of federal law to distort the allocation of the people’s Representatives,” acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall wrote, according to the news outlet.
President Trump has pledged to remove undocumented immigrants from the census count, straying from the centuries-old process, which would likely increase the number of House seats held by Republicans for the next 10 years. --->READ MORE HERE
Supreme Court agrees to hear Trump’s plan to remove non-citizens from census:
President Donald Trump’s attempt to exclude people living in the country illegally from the population count used to divvy up congressional seats is headed for a post-Thanksgiving Supreme Court showdown.
The administration’s top lawyers are hoping the justices on a court that includes three Trump appointees will embrace the idea, rejected repeatedly by lower courts. It’s the latest, and likely the last, Trump administration hard-line approach to immigration issues to reach the high court. Arguments will take place on Monday by telephone because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Even as the justices weigh a bid to remove, for the first time, millions of noncitizens from the population count that determines how many seats each state gets in the House of Representatives as well as the allocation of some federal funding, experts say other issues loom large for the 2020 census as it heads into unchartered territory over deadlines, data quality and politics.
A host of novel questions outside of the court’s eventual decision could determine the final product of the nation’s once-a-decade head count, including whether the incoming Biden administration would do anything to try to reverse decisions made under Trump. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

Supreme Court agrees to hear Trump’s plan to remove non-citizens from census

The Census Predicament: Counting Americans by Race

Census Gives Trump a Final Supreme Court Showdown on Immigration

Who Is an American ‘Person’?

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