Cities Tell High Court Immigrants Belong In Census Count

Law360 (November 20, 2020, 4:32 PM EST) -- Cities and counties in Illinois, Texas and California are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold an order blocking a Trump administration directive to exclude unauthorized immigrants from the census count for political redistricting, saying a failure to do so would deprive the cities of crucial representation.

The move is a "radical deviation" from two centuries of settled law and policy, they said, arguing that the high court should reject the president's determination that undocumented immigrants are not "inhabitants" of a state for purposes of determining representation. These individuals "attend locally run public schools, use government health care facilities, are an...

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