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ACLU Calls Trump Anti-Immigrant Census Order Unconstitutional

WASHINGTON - The American Civil Liberties Union calls President Trump’s order seeking to ban immigrants who are undocumented from being counted in the census patently unconstitutional. 

Dale Ho, director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, successfully argued the U.S. Supreme Court case blocking the Trump administration from placing a citizenship question on the 2020 census in its attempt to intimidate immigrant communities from participating. He had the following reaction to Trump’s latest anti-immigrant census action:

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“The Constitution requires that everyone in the U.S. be counted in the census. President Trump can’t pick and choose. He tried to add a citizenship question to the census and lost in the Supreme Court. His latest attempt to weaponize the census for an attack on immigrant communities will be found unconstitutional. We’ll see him in court, and win, again.”

Statement: https://www.aclu.org/press-releases/aclu-calls-trump-anti-immigrant-census-order-unconstitutional

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