October 3, 2022

Supreme Court allows Trump administration to proceed with rule excluding illegal immigrants from census

For all of the good that President Donald Trump has accomplished in the past four years in the White House, lately, he and his inner circle have struggled to notch any significant victories as the legal battles over alleged voter fraud continue to be shot down.

According to Just The News, Trump’s luck changed this week as the United States Supreme Court vacated two rulings from lower courts earlier this year that blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to exclude illegal immigrants from the apportionment base 2020 census. 

In other words, the Trump administration is now free to pursue the policy of excluding illegal immigrants from counting toward the future allotment of congressional seats, which would have been a huge boon for Democrats, given where most illegal immigrants take up residency once inside the United States.

Not surprisingly, all three of the high court’s liberal justices dissented in the ruling. Many other high-profile Democrats expressed their disappointment in the ruling as well.

According to the State of California Department of Justice’s website, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra took a strong stance against the Supreme Court’s decision, arguing that a true census count should include everyone living in the state.

“We remain committed to the core principle that everyone counts. Here in California, we’ll continue to stand up for each and every person who calls our state home,” Becerra wrote in a statement following the ruling. California is home to one of the highest populations of illegal immigrants in the country.

Trump remained steadfast in his decision to not count illegal immigrants for the sake of alloting congressional seats in a July memorandum, saying that states that harbor illegal aliens and continually fight the U.S. government on issues like deportation do not deserve to be rewarded for their behavior.

“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,” the memorandum stated.

America should breathe a sigh of relief that Trump was in charge during a critical census year, as it’s fair to say that a Democratic president certainly wouldn’t have taken the same stance.

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