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Biden Orders Census Bureau to Include Illegal Immigrants in Apportionment

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Biden Orders Census Bureau to Include Illegal Immigrants in Apportionment

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President 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 …

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