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    Alabama sues federal government for counting illegal immigrants in Census (update)

    by Melissa Quinn
    | May 22, 2018 01:23 PM


    Alabama’s attorney general and one of its Republican congressman are suing the federal government over a practice that allows illegal immigrants to be counted in the census.

    The lawsuit filed Tuesday by state Attorney General Steve Marshall and Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., challenges the Census Bureau rule and argues the measure will cause Alabama to lose a congressional seat and an electoral vote after the 2020 Census to a “state with a larger illegal alien population.”

    “Congressional seats should be apportioned based on the population of American citizens, not illegal aliens,” Brooks said in a statement. “After all, this is America, not the United Nations.”

    Brooks warned that the loss of one Alabama congressional seat could be a “huge loss in Alabama’s political influence” and diminish both the state’s influence in Congress, as well as “its importance in presidential elections.”

    Alabama claims in its lawsuit against the Commerce Department and Census Bureau that the practice of including illegal immigrants in the census count violates the 14th Amendment and the government’s constitutional obligation to conduct an “actual Enumeration” of the number of people in each state.

    Brooks and Marshall are asking the court to declare the practice unconstitutional and cite current federal statutes, which “require a census enumeration of the total of legally present resident population of the United States.”

    “Alabama’s loss will be another state’s gain, as states with a growing illegal alien population will be the beneficiary of this reapportionment,” Marshall said.

    The lawsuit claims Louisiana, Missouri, and Ohio each lost one congressional seat and one vote in the electoral college following the 2010 Census, which included illegal immigrants in the apportionment base. California, meanwhile, gained two seats in the House of Representatives, and Florida and Texas each gained one.

    If those in the country illegally are included in the apportionment calculation following the 2020 Census, Alabama officials warned Ohio will also lose a congressional seat and electoral vote.

    The Census Bureau says it seeks to count every person in the U.S. in the place where he or she lives in the 2020 census.

    As the federal government prepares for the upcoming Census, it is also facing a lawsuit from more than a dozen states over a citizenship question that is to be added to the census. The coalition of states are seeking to prevent the Trump administration from including the question in the 2020 Census.

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    It is insane that ILLEGAL RESIDENTS are counted in determining how many representatives a state has in the House. It encourages states to invite these criminals to invade.
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    Now SUE the State and Federal government for harboring, aiding and abetting illegal aliens by giving them taxpayer funded medical care, school, welfare, food stamps, IRS refunds, housing and drivers licenses.
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    Census Bureau to respond to Alabama lawsuit in fall

    September 16, 2018

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The federal government has until mid-November to respond to Alabama's lawsuit seeking to exclude immigrants living in the country illegally from U.S. Census counts.

    A federal judge last week gave the U.S. Department of Commerce and Census Bureau an extension until Nov. 13 to reply to the lawsuit. Lawyers had said the Department of Justice components needed additional time to finish "evaluating the arguments that the government will make in this matter."

    Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall filed the lawsuit against the federal government in June. Marshall argues the immigrants should not be included in census counts used to distribute congressional district.

    The lawsuit contends Alabama is at risk to lose a congressional seat, and thus an electoral vote, to a state with a "larger illegal alien population."

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    I don't see why the U.S. Attorney General can't refuse to defend against this lawsuit. If Sessions deems counting illegals in the census as unconstitutional, I'd think he would refuse to defend against it.
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