Trump To Cut Unauthorized Immigrants From Census Data

Law360 (July 21, 2020, 4:24 PM EDT) -- President Donald Trump issued a memo on Tuesday to exclude immigrants without legal status from this year's census count, escalating his battle against blue states with higher immigrant populations and so-called sanctuary policies shielding them.

In the memo, Trump ordered the U.S. Department of Commerce to gather data to determine which residents who fill out the census are living in the U.S. illegally and exclude them from the apportionment base "to the extent feasible and to the maximum extent of the president's discretion under the law."

The data derived from the decennial census is used to draw congressional districts and distribute...

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