Posted on September 18, 2020

Trump Administration to Appeal Ruling Against Excluding Undocumented Citizens from Census

Harper Neidig, The Hill, September 16, 2020

The Trump administration will appeal last week’s court ruling¬†blocking the president’s order to exclude undocumented immigrants from the census data used for apportioning congressional seats, Department of Justice lawyers said in a court filing Wednesday.

The DOJ said in its filing that it would seek review of the decision with the Supreme Court.

A three-judge panel for the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York ruled unanimously last week to¬†reject President Trump’s executive memorandum, finding that it clearly violated the law {snip}

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Last week’s ruling placed a permanent injunction on the administration from carrying out the president’s executive memorandum.

The memo, which Trump signed in July, directed the Department of Commerce to exclude undocumented immigrants from the census data used to apportion congressional seats to each state.

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