Trump to exclude undocumented immigrants in redistricting

President Trump on Tuesday signed a presidential memorandum calling for excluding undocumented immigrants from being counted when new congressional district maps are drawn next year.

Trump said in the memorandum that he had “determined that respect for the law and protection of the integrity of the democratic process warrant the exclusion of illegal aliens from the apportionment base, to the extent feasible and to the maximum extent of the president’s discretion under the law.

Dale Ho, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Voting Rights Project said in a statement that the ACLU would challenge the policy. “(Trump’s) latest attempt to weaponize the census for an attack on immigrant communities will be found unconstitutional,” Ho said. “We’ll see him in court, and win, again.”

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