Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Attacks on Census Unconstitutional, Would Hurt NY

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Before the United States Supreme Court, New York Attorney General Letitia James will today lead a large coalition of states, cities, and counties in arguing against President Donald Trump’s attempts, once again, to illegally leave millions of undocumented immigrants out of the apportionment base that establishes the number of members in the House of Representatives that each state receives. Despite numerous losses in its efforts to politicize the 2020 Decennial Census, the Trump Administration is seeking to again violate basic constitutional and statutory commands. Attorney General James will lead the coalition to argue that the administration must count the “whole number of persons” residing in the country for apportionment, as the U.S. Constitution and the Census Act unambiguously require.“President Trump’s illegal proclamation is the latest in a long list of anti-immigrant actions and statements he has made since the beginning of his first campaign,” said Attorney General James. “The U.S. Constitution and the Census Act are crystal clear — every person residing in the U.S. during the census, regardless of legal status, must be counted. And despite this lame-duck president’s repeated attempts to politicize the census and strip immigrant-rich states, like New York, of representation, the simple truth is that...