The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) claims it is “unconstitutional” not to count illegal aliens when apportioning congressional representation.
Breitbart News reports that on Tuesday, President Trump signed a memorandum to exclude illegals from being counted when the federal government apportions congressional representation to the states — a reversal of existing policy giving states with large illegal populations more political power.
“The Constitution requires that everyone in the U.S. be counted in the census,” responded ACLU official Dale Ho in a statement. “President Trump can’t pick and choose. 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.”
Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) President Dan Stein stated, “The process of including illegal aliens in the Census count for the purpose of reapportionment, as it has been practiced in recent decades, is fundamentally unfair to law-abiding Americans, and the president should be applauded for taking long-overdue action to safeguard their interests and constitutional rights.”