The US Supreme Court on Friday agreed to listen to oral arguments over President Donald Trump’s effort to exclude illegal immigrants from the population totals used to allocate congressional districts to states.
The court, likely to soon have a 5-4 conservative majority if the Republican-controlled Senate confirms Trump nominee Amy Coney Barrett, will hear the case on November 30. Remember, Chief Justice Roberts has nested in with the liberals on the Court.
The challengers to Trump’s directive made back in July, including states led by New York, cities, counties and immigrant rights groups, said it could leave several million people uncounted and likely cause California, Texas and New Jersey to lose seats in the US House of Representatives. Well, boo hoo, they are not supposed to be here. Why are immigrant rights groups involved in this at all? We know that the overwhelming majority of their concerns are for illegal aliens, which are always conflated with legal immigrants. Legal immigrants are wonderful. Illegal aliens are criminals and should be deported.
Trump “seeks to reallocate political power among the states and to weaken the political influence of states with larger populations of undocumented immigrants,” the challengers stated in their court filing.
How come no one ever points out the elephant in the room, no pun intended? Democrat-run states want illegal aliens counted, because the amount of people listed as living in their states, get more money for the numbers. Grants from the federal government are based on the population number, and those grants are supposed to be used for American citizens. What the Democrats want is to increase their numbers, so that the amount of funding in grants increases, but they are doing it at the expense of illegal aliens/ It’s not only morally wrong, but it could be considered fraud.
They alleged the policy could additionally deter people from participating in the census and argue that it violates both the Constitution and the Census Act, a federal law that outlines how the census is conducted. Liberals love to use the Constitution when it serves their purposes. Otherwise, they hate it.
Don’t forget that a three-judge panel ruled against the administration back in September.
The US Constitution ensures that the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives be based on the “whole number of persons in each state.” The population number is derived from the census, which takes place every 10 years. Liberals argue that the Constitution does not specifically say “citizens,” knowing full well that our Founding Fathers were not working to include illegal aliens, who break our immigration laws by the very nature of being here. Why would anyone believe the Founders wrote a governmental system of law designed from the very beginning to allow people to break the same laws? It makes zero sense.
By law, the president sends a report to Congress in January with the population of every state and their entitled number of representatives. A ruling on the administration’s case could come out prior to when the report is due.
Once states are allocated the districts, the states themselves draw the districts, which shall be used first in the 2022 congressional election.
The census itself doesn’t collect data on citizenship or immigration status, though I believe it should. We should know the number of illegal aliens here, so that the grant blocks can be distributed accordingly. The American taxpayers should not have to foot the bill for people who are breaking the law by being here. It’s insanity.
The Supreme Court on October 14 allowed the Trump administration to wind down population counting for the census early in a blow to civil rights advocates who stated it may lead to an undercount of racial minorities. They always play the race card, even here. Does the race of an illegal alien matter for this issue?
Efforts to get an accurate census count have been curbed by the Chinese virus pandemic, which has limited the ability of workers to follow up in person with those who didn’t fill out the survey.
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The billions of dollars allocated by the census data should not be inflated over what is needed for American citizens. Personally, I think it’s insane to have Americans send tax dollars in to the federal government only to have it then sent back to the States in the form of a grant. It’s just a complete waste of money as the bureaucrats who handle that money are getting paid, which siphons from the kitty.
Rich is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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