Trump's memo Tuesday is an blatant attempt to suppress the growing political power of Latinos in the USA, said Thomas Saenz, president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
The order says that the US Consitution requires "persons in each State" to be included in the census, but the term has been interpreted to refer to the "inhabitants of each State". "Affording congressional representation, and therefore formal political influence, to states on account of the presence within their borders of aliens who have not followed the steps to secure a lawful immigration status under our laws undermines those principles". Just last week, three states (South Carolina, South Dakota, and Iowa) joined Nebraska in committing to share driver's license and citizenship data with the federal government and the census bureau.
"This is another attempt by Trump to use scaremongering against immigrants and rig the system", Warren said.
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The president's memo, USA Today reported, "will nearly certainly draw legal challenges just as an earlier effort by Trump to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census prompted a court battle that went to the Supreme Court, an effort the president lost". He said that unfortunately, the situation will probably get worse before it gets better.
In Alabama, state officials and Republican U.S. Congressman Mo Brooks are suing the Census Bureau to exclude people in the country illegally from being counted when determining congressional seats for each state.
During a hearing for that same lawsuit, comments by a Justice Department attorney provided some insight into how far along the administration is in producing data to exclude unauthorized immigrants from the apportionment count. The order then urges Congress to exclude the third category of individuals, as determined by Commerce, from congressional apportionment.
But the campaign's email described the memo as an "executive order" that was signed to "put America FIRST by blocking illegal aliens from receiving congressional representation and being counted in the U.S. Census". Dale Ho, Director of the ACLU's Voting Rights Project, who argued in the Supreme Court case over the citizenship question, issued a statement. His latest attempt to weaponize the census for an attack on immigrant communities will be found unconstitutional.