Trump Signs Executive Order Preventing Undocumented Immigrants From Being Counted in Redrawing Voting Districts

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President Trump has signed an executive order that prevents undocumented immigrants from being counted in the redrawing of voting districts.

The move is expected to encounter legal challenges.

According to Fox News:

“There used to be a time when you could proudly declare, ‘I am a citizen of the United States.’ But now, the radical left is trying to erase the existence of this concept and conceal the number of illegal aliens in our country,” Trump said in a statement accompanying the apportionment memorandum on “Ensuring American Citizens Receive Proper Representation in Congress.”

“This is all part of a broader left-wing effort to erode the rights of Americans citizens, and I will not stand for it,” he said.

The order says that for the purposes of reapportionment, “it is the policy of the United States to exclude from the apportionment base aliens who are not in a lawful immigration status…to the maximum extent feasible and consistent with the discretion delegated to the executive branch.”

Census counts are used to determine the allocation of seats in the House of Representatives, the number of electors in the Electoral College and hundreds of billion dollars of federal spending. However, it is not clear how the administration would determine who was in the country illegally since the census currently does not either include a citizenship question, or the additional question about legal immigration status.

The order states that the Constitution “does not specifically define which persons must be included in the apportionment base.”

The Trump administration has been consistently pushing to not include illegal immigrants in the census.

The order specifically states that “one state” has 2.2. illegal immigrants, six percent of its population and illustrates that this could lead to an extra 2-3 seats. This portion of the order is thought to refer to California.

  1. I thought our Commander in Chief Donald Trump was going to round up and DEPORT ALL ILLEGAL CRIMINALS. I was not expecting this move !!!

    1. It is very difficult to accomplish anything good when most of the politicians in our congress and government are more corrupt than any Mafia family that ever existed.

      1. More than half of Congress is vehemently anti-Trump, and most of those are Democrats. Really they are socialists or Marxists, based on what they stand for. Corrupt is an understatement, they lie, violate the Constitution, and they accuse Trump of doing everything they themselves are doing. That has been true since Trump took office. In fact, if they accuse Trump of doing anything bad, that is a very good sign that the Democrats are already doing it.

    2. Pres. Trump has fought the Dims and most of the Republicans for 4 years. He’s had very little help. We the People elect our Representatives and Senators to help the President but the Republicans have done very, very little to help him. He’s been under extreme stress this whole time. Instead of blaming him maybe you could pray for him to be safe and to have at least a little bit of help from the clowns WE elected!

  2. As with all things democrat, if you can’t do it legally then cheat your way to power, if you can’t cheat your way to power try a new tact. But cheat and cheat till you get it right.

  3. Good executive order, and common sense, why should illegals be counted, they are not US citizens.

  4. Ca. as well need to be hit hard in reducing their power over the rest of the nation as well as other states that are the same way

  5. Well I’m sure some Commie judge will block it somehow and like everything else it will fade into the black hole of the Spineless Republicans that hide when they have to fight back , it’s sick how Washington works these days

  6. Thank you President Trump! You have done more to curb voter fraud then any other president in my lifetime. Again, THANK YOU!

    DemocRATS wants illegals only for VOTES of empty promises. Ask the Blacks. AMERICAN CITIZENS should NO LONGER TAKE A BACK SEAT TO ILLEGALS in our own COUNTRY !!

  8. It is SO nice to have a President that actually cares about the US Citizens that are living in the US instead of worrying about all the Citizens of OTHER COUNTRIES that live illegally in the US! It would be nice the people who are elected to represent US Citizens would start worrying about US too. Because frankly, I am sick to death of the Congress Members who are SO concerned with the rights and representation of law breakers, who consciously made a decision to sneak across the border, elude and or lie to Border Agents, to live in our country. And then either steal a SS# and lie to their employer about their identity and status or work for cash under the table and not pay taxes. Either way, these people are NOT entitled to representation! THANK YOU PRESIDENT TRUMP!!!

  9. Every time I see Trump signing something there sits Pense. Doesn’t he have any thing to do but be Trump’s puppet?

    1. If you watched more Fox News, you would know that he coordinated the entire COVID-19 team. Vice-President Mike Pence has had a more hands-on part of what’s going on in the Trump Administration than most V.P.s have had, especially Biden. COVID-19 is The Resistance’s insurance policy to prevent Trump’s reelection. Everything from disagreements on masks to keeping schools closed is planned to be able to criticize Trump. And the Fake News keeps up its steady stream of lies about everything Trump does.


  11. The Democrats will try anything that is illegal to get votes. They have done it before and they will do it again. They just want to take over the world in any matter possible. They could care less about anybody accept themselves it’s all just a game to them and they don’t play by the rules.

  12. That was a very wise order Trump made in regard to preventing undocumented immigrants from being counted in redrawing voting districts! As well, it would be wise to ensure that nobody who is undocumented is able to vote at all! there is no reason why people who aren’t citizens of the country should get that privilege!


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