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Biden Orders Census Bureau to Include Illegal Immigrants in Apportionment

Census BureauPresident Joe Biden in his first day in office issued an executive order mandating the Census Bureau include illegal immigrants in its apportionment.

Former President Donald Trump sought to exclude aliens.

The secretary of commerce “shall report the tabulation of total population by State that reflects the whole number of persons whose usual residence was in each State as of the designated census date in section 141(a) of title 13, United States Code, without regard to immigration status,” the order states.

“In addition, the Secretary shall use tabulations of population reflecting the whole number of persons whose usual residence was in each State as of the census date, without regard to immigration status, in reports provided to the Governor and officers or public bodies having responsibility for legislative apportionment or districting of each State,” it added.

Apportionment is how the number of U.S. representatives is set; states with a higher population get more. Excluding illegal immigrants stoked fears that several states would lose seats, including California.

Trump through two executive orders directed executive agencies to give data on citizenship to the Census Bureau and the bureau to use the data to determine who is in the country illegally and then exclude them from the apportionment report. The orders were upheld as lawful by the Supreme Court.

The Census Bureau was supposed to hand in the report by Dec. 31, 2020, but missed the statutory deadline. The bureau soon after stopped complying with Trump’s orders. Bureau Director Steven Dillingham, a Trump appointee, resigned on Jan. 18.

Virtually all Democrats in Congress opposed Trump’s orders. Cheering Biden’s mandate, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) wrote on Wednesday: “The Trump admin’s efforts to exclude noncitizens from the census was both illegal and rooted in hate. I’m proud to see that @POTUS is acting decisively to reverse that decision and ensure that federal resources can be fairly and accurately distributed over the decade to come.”

Biden’s order claims that at no point in U.S. history “a person’s immigration status alone served as a basis for excluding that person from the total population count used in apportionment.”

Trump’s policy “broke from this long tradition,” the order added. “It aimed to produce a different apportionment base—one that would, to the maximum extent feasible, exclude persons who are not in a lawful immigration status. This policy conflicted with the principle of equal representation enshrined in our Constitution, census statutes, and historical tradition. The policy further required the Census Bureau to inappropriately rely on records related to immigration status that were likely to be incomplete and inaccurate.”

No deadline was outlined in the new order, and it’s still not clear when the bureau will have the apportionment data ready.

Reprinted with Permission from - Epoch Times by - Zachary Stieber

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Ted
1 month ago

This is ridiculous! Illegal immigrants should be sent home right away. They have no rights in our country.

David B.
10 months ago

Next up is a Biden-implemented federal “Immigrant-help tax” to help the illegals get settled here in your community. Then a re-zoning of your neighborhood to allow some high-density “immigrant housing”. Followed by an “adjustment” to our Soc. Sec. payments in order to include the new 25 million aliens immediately eligible for our money. Also, special driver’s licenses for immigrants allowing them to forgo car insurance, while our “uninsured motorist” coverage will rise to compensate, of course. Local School taxes will rise greatly to allow for special immigrant classes and their free school lunches. What’s not to like?

Kim
10 months ago

Tried to + you, Jerry, but it wouldn’t register. Nadler is vile.

Moonpup
10 months ago

A majority of U.S. unauthorized immigrants live in just six states – including California, Texas, Florida, New York, New Jersey and Illinois. Four are already in the Dimocratic column and I’m sure the Dims hope to secure Florida and Texas for all time.

Paul
10 months ago

Illegal Aliens are not citizens of the USA.
They should not be given benefits.
This is an abomination.

mutsysmom
10 months ago

The Constitution was written for citizens of this nation. Illegals are not citizens. Therefore the Constitutional rights do not belong to them. They should not vote in our elections. They should not be represented in our legislatures. They should not even be here!

Carol Jean
10 months ago

Well, “they” won’t be counted anyway, since JoeB is giving the illegals legal status. There won’t be any illegal aliens to be counted in the next census.

Last edited 10 months ago by Carol Jean
Frank Turner
10 months ago
Reply to  Carol Jean

Joe thinks that will give him more votes!!!!

Nana P
10 months ago
Reply to  Frank Turner

It will

Jesse Tiede
10 months ago

Well, of course Biden and Company want the Illegals counted! That’s more “Representation”, which will undoubtedly be for THEM…

teresa
10 months ago

typical unlawful ideas from the democrates, and the supporters who voted for them are just as corrupt and unlawful – don’t deny it. Everything President Trump did to help this country is going to be tossed by the wayside bc the left (the satanic cult) is anti American

par
10 months ago

Do not think much of North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un. However, did you read what he called Biden. “A Rabid Dog”

Phil

bmp66
10 months ago

Democrats’ favorite activity: “cooking” the numbers. It works for Covid, it will work for the census. who needs real counts? They will probably end up letting Dominion do the census.

tag
10 months ago
Reply to  bmp66

More illegals the better. Give them everything for free, brainwash them to believe only the demonrats have their backs and get their votes. They won’t even need Dominion to cheat anymore. They got it covered.

Victoria Johnson
10 months ago
Reply to  tag

Not after they pass HR 1. It’s been written since last spring (2020). They were hoping to slip it in under the COVID banner in time for the 2020 election so they wouldn’t have to scramble so hard to manipulate it to their favor on Nov. 3rd. Once passed, nationalizing all their mechanisms to ensure all elections are decided in their favor, they won’t have to waste any time in brainwashing anybody. It won’t matter how anyone actually votes. The outcome will be a foregone conclusion.
“Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide EVERYTHING.”
Joseph Stalin (And those in charge of the process of casting votes for them to ‘count’.)

Tish
10 months ago

UNCONSTITUTIONAL as only dimrats can be. Hoping for a bolt of lightning to strike and destroy DC.

teresa
10 months ago
Reply to  Tish

that was my wish on jan 20th and the other was that the earth would open up and they all went straight to hell

David P Nelson
10 months ago

Like I KEEP saying. This will not end well.
But, here’s a thought. On the Census Form make a Line Item ‘Are you a U.S. Citizen?’ YES/NO.

Nana P
10 months ago
Reply to  David P Nelson

Great idea ????

Victoria Johnson
10 months ago
Reply to  David P Nelson

Trump tried that. The SCOTUS shot it down even though it used to be on there for many years through many previous censuses. Non-citizens have NO right to ‘representation’ in OUR legislature. Go ahead and count them just to ascertain how many of them are here but it’s unconstitutional to allow their presence to determine representation. Representatives represent American CITIZENS, period! Not citizens of other nations. Do Americans have any representation in their countries? No, nor should they.

Dennis patrick McEvoy
10 months ago

for a president who wants unity these executive orders dont act like it!!

Drummer
10 months ago

He’s brain dead and stupid. He hates America and will do anything to destroy it.

teresa
10 months ago

he doesn’t want unity – he just likes to say the word bc the only morons who believe him are the ones who voted for him. if he wanted unity then he had a chance this past year to denounce antif and blm (which is not a good group) don’t kid yourself

tag
10 months ago
Reply to  teresa

His idea of unity is “do as I say or you will suffer” I’ll suffer. Already had 8 years experience so bring it on fake president . Been there, done that.

Art
10 months ago

What more could one expect from a natural born lier!? The basic pererquisit to being a litament democrac polition is replace truth with their accumulated lies; old Joe never met payroll, he’s made a career out of politics – what more could you expect; so we have to once again ride-out the ignorance and stupidity of the liberal Democrats.
Suggestion – gie them enough rope and they’ll hang themselves again!

Frank Turner
10 months ago
Reply to  Art

Ole joe has never held a real job, he has been a politician his whole life, his net worth is 20 million dollars, I bet you did not know politicians were that well paid!!!!!

Victoria Johnson
10 months ago

Joe hasn’t written a single one of these executive orders. I doubt he’s even read any of them. They’ve had these written for weeks, if not months. They just set them down in front of him and tell him where to sign. Mindlessly affixing his signature to pieces of paper is one of the few things they can count on him being able to do without messing it up.

Dino Deplorable"chump"
10 months ago

Our country has laws for immigrants that only includes conservatives.If you are a liberal immigrant and promise to vote for the marxists you are no longer an illegal.Welcome to the corrupt country that you violated.

johnh
10 months ago

I will support new POTUS as he is now in office, but someone needs to slow his orders down & get Biden to address the most important issues facing America today. Hope that he is not going to micro manage every little thing cuz if he does he will not do well for this country.

Dave
10 months ago
Reply to  johnh

We will not, AND SHOULD NOT support an illegitimate and fraudulently elected administration!
If the dems even thought that bidens election was legitimate, they would NOT have withheld access to the voting machines, full access by count observers, and all data regarding the election for a FULL AND COMPLETE forensic investigation, to once and for all PROVE who was the real winner.
Their obstruction only makes them appear even more GUILTY, and there will never be peace in America unless and until we have an election process that EVERY AMERICAN knows is fair, open and honest, PERIOD!!!

Tracy
10 months ago
Reply to  Dave

I agree with you. I can’t believe weve let him in. Why didn’t we stop them. I’m not happy with republic party now either. We could’ve took them. We should’ve too.

Victoria Johnson
10 months ago
Reply to  Tracy

We should have been prepared, just as they were in changing election rules in the spring. We should have filed suits immediately to challenge the unconstitutionality of their changes just as they would have done if Repubs were trying to change rules ahead of the election. They had over 600 lawyers spread out all over the country to jump in at a moments notice if anyone tried to interfere with their activities. We should have sent in U S Marshalls on election night to oversee the processes as soon as they started excluding and restricting opposition Party observers. We should have demanded that ALL election materials, paper ballots, envelopes, hard drives, logs, etc., be preserved and made available for review without restriction. The very fact that ALL evidence was withheld from review, and then subsequently destroyed, is more than circumstantial evidence of ‘spoliation’ of evidence. Just as Hillary Clinton erased, bleach-bitted and smashed her hard drives with hammers to preclude anyone from discoverying her illicit activities as SOC. Our side is so naive and inept. They play hard ball. We play Nerf ball.

Victoria Johnson
10 months ago
Reply to  Dave

Unfortunately, ALL the evidence of their fraud has been destroyed. Envelopes with postmarks and signatures have long since been shredded. (The hard copies should be a matter of public record, kept for at least as long as we are required to keep tax records.) Machine logs for 2020 ‘disappeared’ immediately after election night before counting was even complete. Hard drives have been removed from the machines and erased or destroyed altogether.
It sure would be nice if Rudy Giulliani or Sidney Powell would be allowed ‘discovery’ in the defamation lawsuits that have been brought against them by Dominion. There will be NO examination of the evidence allowed in ANY court in this country. They’ll hold their kangaroo court procedures and deny justice to anyone who questions their authority.
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Many people know of the conspiracy to override the votes of legitimate American citizens. They are all so wedded to the ideology and ‘the ends justify the means’ that it would take a miracle that someone would come forward and expose them. Only God is in charge of miracles. I’m afraid He’s letting us know that is not His plan.

tag
10 months ago
Reply to  johnh

Not me. I turn off the TV every time his evil face invades MY HOME. And I’ll do that for the next 4 years. Not now or will ever be my president. Better wake up because he has no plans of supporting you.

Sonstar
10 months ago
Reply to  tag

You better pay attention to what Biden and Dems are doing. You need to know your enemy in order to protect yourself.

Nana P
10 months ago
Reply to  Sonstar

Exactly what I was going to say.
Also, Be alert and pay attention – seek info and share.

Victoria Johnson
10 months ago
Reply to  Sonstar

I’ll read about what he’s saying and doing after the fact to stay informed but I won’t watch. If his mouth is moving, he’s lying just as he has done throughout his political career and, most likely, his entire life.

Frank Turner
10 months ago
Reply to  johnh

Ole joe is not mentally equipped to be President, Joe graduated 67th out of a class of 76, yet he FALSELY claims he graduated tops in his class, Joe has no problem fabricating any thing in his past!!!

Victoria Johnson
10 months ago
Reply to  johnh

Biden is not in charge of anything. He does what he is told until such time as he’s outlived his usefulness when he will be replaced by the real proxy for Obama’s third term, Kommie Harris.

johnh
10 months ago

Why would we have illegal immigrants included in USA census. They are not able to vote until becoming a citizen & I would assume a lot of these people go back home or move elsewhere. Census should only include American citizens. Trump admin and Covid trashed the census results this year also, so any data will not be accurate.

pete kennedy
10 months ago
Reply to  johnh

Because they are voters for the Party now in power. And if counted in the census it determines how many from each state will sit in the House of Representatives. As of now California and New York will lose seats in the House unless the illegals are part of the census. The party in power could care less about the Constitution.

Raymond
10 months ago
Reply to  pete kennedy

Absolutely..!! This Administration could care less about the Constitution, and what the LEGAL citizens of the U.S. A. care about. All they want to do is Eliminate All the accomplishments that President TRUMP achieved in his term in office. One example, the Oil pipeline !! 8,000 jobs Lost, and they don’t care. ????

teresa
10 months ago
Reply to  pete kennedy

plus money goes to those sanctuary cities – what a crock of bull

Tracy
10 months ago
Reply to  teresa

Today they weremaking a bill about funding for our military in the Senate. Last minute. funding in amount of 3 trillion hops ion the end of it to go to Iran and China f o r their military. Why would we give our money to either. There isn’t even enough for us now to go atoubd after his ridiculous covid help money to the ones who haven5t paid rent or worked for a year. Time to get off the unemployment and go back to work. I pay taxe Lots of people I know will never go back to work cause they keep getting increases on their unemployment. They should have to pay it back. Why do I have to keep giving govt 1/3 of my miney? To help China’s military? Yeah right.

Dave
10 months ago
Reply to  pete kennedy

Including illegals also improperly changes the number of electoral votes each state has.
The ONLY thing the dems care about is gaining POWER, whether they do it illegally matters not to them!

teresa
10 months ago
Reply to  johnh

bc the dums want to act like they are a big deal all the while they are corrup and unlawful but we have to be lawful citizens! why can’t these illegals come in the right way – they will be bringing the virus in here and how will that help plus draining our money that we work hard for – i don’t want to pay for those people and they don’t have money anyway so they won’t get good jobs.

Carol Jean
10 months ago
Reply to  johnh

Here in my state, illegals can get drivers licenses, which automatically allows them to sign up to vote, and in is illegal for county staff to ask them if they are citizens.

Peter
10 months ago

Let us fave it, true Americans, Biden is a traitor, pure and simple

teresa
10 months ago
Reply to  Peter

we know that but the hard headed supporters are brainwashed – and the left thinks we should be de programmed! pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Victoria Johnson
10 months ago
Reply to  Peter

Biden is a senile buffoon. He is not in charge of what he is doing. He’s only too happy to be their useful idiot for the perks and prestige it affords him for as long as they allow him to do it.

LAURAC
10 months ago

It is completely unfathomable how political apportionment can take place by including persons for whom it is legal to vote. What could illegal aliens contribute to drawing districts if they can’t vote in those districts? Only if one intended to have non citizens vote would this be an issue.

pete kennedy
10 months ago
Reply to  LAURAC

No I just stated above the number of representatives allowed each state is based on the the census.
A state can gain or lose seats in the House based on the census ? At the moment, as an example,
both New York and California will lose seats unless they can count illegals in the census.

Sonstar
10 months ago
Reply to  LAURAC

see response from pete kennedy…
greater numbers in your census count gives your area more representation in Congress

Brenda
10 months ago

Doesn’t Biden have to go through the court to do this? President Trump had to.

pete kennedy
10 months ago
Reply to  Brenda

As of now Trump has a question before the SC and Biden is trying to go around it.

teresa
10 months ago
Reply to  pete kennedy

the courts are corrupt so i’m sure that biden will get away with it – what else is new

Carol Jean
10 months ago
Reply to  Brenda

The Dems will change the law.

Victoria Johnson
10 months ago
Reply to  Brenda

SCOTUS ruled months ago that Trump couldn’t order the Census Breau to exclude illegal aliens from the count. He had them count them but in a separate category and the bureaucracy in charge deliberately delayed completing the count by the deadline (as required by law) until Biden was in office to allow them to count them as they had wanted to do all along.

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