The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to review a Trump administration effort to exclude illegal aliens from the 2020 census count that is used to apportion congressional seats.
In an unsigned order the justices set a Nov. 30 date to hear oral arguments from the parties.
A three-judge panel in a New York district court in September ruled that Trump’s memorandum excluding illegal aliens from congressional apportionment count was an illegal overreach of the president’s authority as delegated by Congress. The judges on that panel declared the memo, which was issued on July 21, as unlawful and subsequently blocked it from being implemented.
It boils down to this; should people in the US illegally be counted in the census for the purpose of the reapportionment of Congress members following the 2020 census.