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Politics Supreme Court to hear arguments on Trump administration's attempt to exclude undocumented immigrants from census

16:50  28 november  2020
16:50  28 november  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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The justices will hear oral arguments Nov. 30, increasing the potential for Trump to try to omit unauthorized immigrants from the census numbers used The U. S . Supreme Court has agreed to a speedy review of President Trump ' s attempt to exclude unauthorized immigrants from the census

A federal court in Washington, D.C. recently dismissed one of many challenges to President Donald Trump ' s controversial executive order that aims to exclude undocumented immigrants from the U. S . Census -based congressional apportionment process. And the decision may serve as a lodestar for

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 reports.

Supreme Court to hear arguments on Trump administration's attempt to exclude undocumented immigrants from census © Getty Images Supreme Court to hear arguments on Trump administration's attempt to exclude undocumented immigrants from census

The policy is likely the administration's last hard-line approach to immigration issues to reach the court, the AP notes. 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.

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President Trump ’ s attempt to exclude unauthorized immigrants from the census count violated the law, a federal court in New York ruled on Thursday. Federal court blocks order to exclude undocumented immigrants from Census .

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President Trump has pledged to remove undocumented immigrants from the census count, straying from the centuries-old process, which would likely increase the humber of House seats held by Republicans for the next 10 years.

The administration is hoping that the court, which includes three Trump appointees, will embrace the idea. However, how the court will rule is not yet known.

Federal courts in New York, California and Maryland have rejected the president's move as unconstitutional. A court in Washington, D.C. ruled this past week that a similar challenge to the plan was premature, the AP notes.

Democrats have argued that Trump's plan would result in an unfair distribution of seats for political goals.

In most years, Census data collection would need to be finished by Dec. 31, but Congress extended the deadline to April 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Yet, Trump demanded the original deadline over the summer.

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The Trump administration is characterizing as premature court challenges to its plan to exclude undocumented immigrants from the census count In a hearing in a New York courtroom and in court filings in Washington -- two separate but similar cases -- the government argued Thursday that

A federal court ruled on Thursday that President Trump ' s order to exclude undocumented immigrants from census numbers for apportioning The ruling prohibits the Department of Commerce from reporting any information regarding undocumented immigrants in its census count

However, further complicating the matter was the revelation earlier this month that "certain anomalies have been discovered" which would prevent the Census Bureau from meeting the deadline.

The White House is required to send a state-by-state count to the House next year to move forward with reallocation. But the president requested a separate tally of unauthorized immigrants with the intention of subtracting those numbers from the state totals ahead of reporting to the lower chamber.

Removing unauthorized immigrants from the count could also dramatically change how federal funding is allocated for different government services, bringing more funding from cities to less-populated locations

Uncertainty reigns in Supreme Court during arguments on Trump census memo .
Skepticism emerged Monday as the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on a case that will determine whether President Trump has the authority to exclude undocumented immigrants from population figures used to determine House apportionment and federal funding to states. © Provided by Washington Examiner The court appeared wary of approving any broad exclusion of undocumented immigrants but wasn't ready to throw its weight behind the plaintiffs either.

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