Supreme Court Dismisses Challenge to Trump’s Census Policy

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The Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge to President Trump’s controversial census policy.

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a challenge to President Trump’s bid to exclude illegal immigrants from the population baseline for awarding House seats, saying the challenge was premature.

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In an unsigned opinion, the High Court said a final decision should be put off given ongoing uncertainty over the scope and effect of Trump’s policy. A July memorandum from the president ordered commerce secretary Wilbur Ross to exclude illegal immigrants from the reapportionment baseline, which is derived from the decennial census. Blue states and civil-rights groups challenged the order on several grounds, but the Court said there was not enough information to evaluate any of them.

The ruling could tee up a chaotic redistricting process, depending on the reach of Trump’s directive. The states will begin to redraw their legislative lines soon after Congress receives an allocation of House seats from the White House. Ongoing legal fights over the exclusion of non-citizens could complicate redistricting in states such as California, Texas, and Florida, which together have over 100 seats in the House.

Just how many undocumented immigrants the order will reach is not clear. Without a clear scope, it’s too early to tell how the order will affect states with high populations of non-citizens, the High Court said, which undercuts the basis for a legal challenge.

Trump v. New York decision by Washington Free Beacon

The Trump administration is arguing that “the whole number of persons in each state” edict from the constitution refers to only inhabitants and those here illegally are not inhabitants.

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PHILBROOK K COLLINS
PHILBROOK K COLLINS
10 months ago

If you don’t belong here, you don’t get to influence those that do !!
SIMPLE !

Judith L. Huston
Judith L. Huston
10 months ago

I’M GLAD THEY DISMISSED IT.

MBTB
MBTB
10 months ago

Can anyone make any sense of wanting NON CITIZENS COUNTED to influence how our laws are made for CITIZENS? Makes no sense to me. If you are here illegally, you go NOT influence our laws according to our Constitution.

Nonips
Nonips
10 months ago
Reply to  MBTB

Agree any illegals non citizens refugees do not belong voting or being counted on anything only Americans that includes welfare food stamps, healthcare, Social Security, belongs only to Americans that have paid into these programs. If you have not worked and paid into these programs 20 years or more you are NOT eligible to use these programs, it is the taxpayers money

Becky
Becky
10 months ago

Illegals have been counted by states as ‘citizens’ for DECADES, in order to suck up more representatives.
If illegals are not counted, many Dem reps will be lost.
This move by Trump has to succeed. If not, start hanging congress criminals for their Treason in preferring foreigners to Americans.

STUNTMAN
STUNTMAN
10 months ago

The left will attempt anything legal or illegal including voter ages 12 can vote, illegals aliens can vote, no I.D. to vote. Only a communist would want such a law. This last election showed us, our voting laws must change, I.D., has to be the law. Furthermore, the media is not covering what the current Covid bail out bill contains. I went on line to find out million go the India for Transgender studies, and million go to help foreign countries and pet projects, we must have a new law that will not allow this kind of thing to continue, we must have bills that contain one item, this crap must stop. Politicians have to stop raping taxpayers. Millions of us will ask Trump to veto this crap and everyone that added crap to this bill must be exposed by name so they stop this crap. VETO THIS BILL AND GIVE MORE MONEY TO TAXPAYERS. . . . NOT POLITICIANS WHO STEAL FROM US. .

JCE
JCE
10 months ago

Democrats keep looking for ways to cheat and steal. Why should illegals ever be included if they are breaking the laws of America by being here in the first place.

Truckmant
Truckmant
10 months ago

Thank God they did something right

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