The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday threw out a lawsuit seeking to block President Donald Trump’s plan to exclude illegal aliens living in the United States from the population count used to allocate congressional districts to states.
The case was led by a coalition of leftist states like New York and California who believe illegals should be given the rights of US citizens. These states also believe the rest of America should pay for their crackpot policies.
The 6-3 ruling on ideological lines, with the court’s six conservatives in the majority and three liberals dissenting, giving Trump a HUGE victory as he pursues his hard-line policies toward immigration.
— Naty (@NatyLiy) December 18, 2020
Challengers led by New York state and the American Civil Liberties Union said Trump’s proposal would dilute the political clout of states with larger numbers of such immigrants, including heavily Democratic California, by undercounting state populations and depriving them of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives to the benefit of his fellow Republicans.
Illegal aliens give California up to 5 extra Congressional seats.
FAIR US reported:
Most Americans know that their representation in the U.S. House of Representatives is based on proportional representation as determined by the decennial Census. And, many Americans are aware that the Census takers try to count everybody residing in the country. But, most Americans do not make the connection that illegal immigrants and other foreigners who are not legal permanent residents are part of the calculation for the apportionment of Congressional representatives.