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ACLU sues Donald Trump over census Executive Order

July 25, 2020

  Earlier this week Donald Trump signed an Executive Order which prohibited the counting of illegal aliens on the census for the purpose of apportioning House representation. The ACLU has now filed a lawsuit against the Executive Order, seeking to have illegal immigrants counted when apportioning House seats. Here is more:

On Friday, the ACLU dropped a lawsuit against the Trump administration on behalf of a number of open borders lobbying groups — including New York Immigration Coalition, Make the Road New York, CASA, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, ADC Research Institute, and FIEL Houston — demanding that illegal aliens be counted in congressional apportionment.

The ACLU lawsuit claims not counting illegal aliens in congressional apportionment is unconstitutional.

“The new policy of excluding undocumented immigrants from the Census conveys a xenophobic message aimed at suppressing Census participation from households containing immigrants and noncitizens,” the lawsuit states.

“Unless enjoined, the policy undoubtedly will undermine the effectiveness of the Census Bureau’s operations and deter members of immigrant communities — including undocumented immigrants, noncitizen immigrants with legal status, and United States citizens — from participating in the Census,” the lawsuit continues.

  With one Supreme Court loss on the books already over the issue of illegal immigrants and the census I believe Donald Trump is fighting a losing battle. The 14th amendment to the Constitution says “the whole number of persons in each State” shall be counted when apportioning representation, and while we know the intent of this amendment was to ensure former slaves were counted the language only makes one exception and that is to Indians who pay no taxes. I see no way the President can win this one in the end.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. July 25, 2020 11:30 am

    Reblogged this on disturbeddeputy and commented:
    Suing because he’s upholding the law? Typical.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Bruce Booher permalink
    July 25, 2020 11:43 am

    Get in line ACLU. I think just about everyone in CA is suing on the issue. Our state Attorney General has sued Trump 93 times and this is the most recent.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. July 25, 2020 12:48 pm

    Whoever thought we’d have to say the whole number of “legal” citizens… Of course, the authors of the Amendment had no idea America would be undermined by ACLU, radical left, and illegals stomping all over the rights of legal, law abkiding Americans.

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  4. Fergus Boone permalink
    July 25, 2020 9:14 pm

    So Indians who paid no Indians are totally different from illegals who pay no taxes. There is one reason the Dems want them counted. If they were known to vote Republican the Dems won’t have the census hunt them down.

    Trump has to fight this tooth and nail. If the courts decide against him he should emulate Andy Jackson.

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