As a result of the census held this year, US President Trump was sued for signing a circular stating that illegal immigrants should not be included in the calculations when calculating the division of seats by Congress.
As a result of the census held this year, US President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit on the grounds that he signed a circular stating that illegal immigrants in this country should not be included in the calculations.
Trump’s circular was described as “discriminatory and unconstitutional” in a case filed by a coalition of 21 states and more than 10 cities and regions, and civil and immigrant rights groups at the Manhattan federal court in New York.
New York Chief Prosecutor Letitia James, who led the coalition in question, said in a statement, referring to the circular signed by Trump, that it is “the last of the long list of anti-immigrant actions and statements made since the beginning of his first campaign.”
James noted that this was another election-year tactic, noting that Trump had depersonalized immigrants for his failures and used them as scapegoats as a leader.
According to the written statement from the White House on July 21, Trump had signed a circular titled “Exclusion of Illegal Immigrants in the Distribution of Congress Seats After the 2020 Census”.
The circular foresees that illegal immigrants in this country should not be included in the calculations when calculating the division of seats in Congress as a result of the censuses made this year.
Pointing out that the censuses were held every 10 years in accordance with the US Constitution for the distribution of seats in the US House of Representatives, Trump reminded that the president made the division of seats and presented it to Congress.
Under the aforementioned circular, Trump emphasized that immigrants with illegal status would not be included in the calculation of the division of Congress seats to be made as a result of the 2020 Census, “Excluding illegal immigrants from this census is more in line with the principles of representative democracy, which is the basis of our government system.” had made the assessment.
After the announcement of this step by Trump, the Democratic Party wing and non-governmental organizations reacted.