President Trump Tuesday issued a memo that prevents illegal immigrants from being counted as part of the census.
From the memo:
President Trump is issuing a memorandum clarifying that illegal aliens are not to be included for the purpose of apportionment of Representatives following the 2020 census.
Giving congressional representation and political influence to illegal aliens – people who have blatantly disregarded our laws – would be a perversion of our democratic principles.
Allowing illegal aliens to be counted for the purpose of apportionment could also create perverse incentives – such as potentially rewarding states that encourage violations of Federal immigration law – that would undermine our system of government.
President Trump will never allow our democracy to be eroded by giving congressional representation to illegal aliens when the Constitution does not require it.