Think about how crazy this is. Trump has to go to the Supreme Court to make an appeal that people who are citizens of foreign countries, who are in our country illegally, shouldn’t be counted on our census.
The Supreme Court said Friday that it will hear arguments on Nov. 30 on an appeal by the Trump administration that seeks to exclude the tally of undocumented immigrants in the United States from the census data used to calculate the apportionment of congressional districts.
The order came three days after the Supreme Court issued a decision that allowed the Trump administration to end field operations for the 2020 census effective that day, even as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals still considers a pending appeal that seeks to extend the count.
If the Trump administration wins the appeal regarding undocumented immigrants, states with relatively large numbers of such immigrants could LOSE seats in the House of Representatives.
A federal appeals court in Manhattan in September blocked the administration from excluding undocumented residents from the count determining congressional apportionment, two months after President Donald Trump announced his plan to do so.
The appeals court noted that Trump’s own memorandum outlining the new plan identified a state, believed to be California, “that would stand to lose two or three seats in the House of Representatives if illegal aliens are excluded from the apportionment base.”