Trump Doesn't Want Census To Count Undocumented Immigrants


President Trump released a memorandum yesterday that calls for an unprecedented change to the constitutionally mandated count of every person living in the country. The memorandum is claiming that undocumented migrants should not be counted in the census for the purpose of dividing up seats in Congress among the states.

The memo instructs Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the Commerce Department, to include in the legally required report of census results to the president "information permitting the President, to the extent practicable" to leave out the number of immigrants living in the U.S. without authorization from the apportionment count.

Legal experts say that the move by the president, who does not have final authority over the census, is more likely to spur legal challenges than deciding how many members of Congress are apportioned to each state.

Source: CBS News