Former Vice President Joe Biden says the United States Constitution “clearly requires” illegal aliens to be counted for the purpose of apportioning congressional districts in states.
On Tuesday, the U. S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Trump v. New York where President Donald Trump seeks to exclude illegal aliens from congressional apportionment counts that decide how many lawmakers represent each state in Congress.
Trump’s argument has been that including illegal aliens, and many temporary visa-holders, in apportionment counts dilutes the congressional representation of American citizens who live in states with small illegal alien populations.
In a statement, Biden claimed the Constitution actually requires that illegal aliens be included in apportionment counts:
Today, the Supreme Court of the United States heard a case about whether everyone in America will be counted in the Census for the purpose of apportionment of Congressional seats, as the Constitution plainly and clearly requires. Or whether the partisan politics of intimidation and xenophobia will intentionally exclude specific groups of people from being counted. It’s a case about whether we deny our ability to govern responsibly and undermine our fidelity to our laws and values as a government of, by, and for all people. [Emphasis added]
In America, we make ourselves heard when we fill out the Census to be counted. It’s a critical way the power of the nation… continue reading