(Tea Party PAC) – If you ever want to see a liberal lose their ever loving mind, just start talking about the issue of illegal immigration. Fireworks will commence almost immediately. You’ll get a firsthand glimpse of the insanity of these people and the movement that we who love our country and believe it to be a nation of laws are up against.
President Trump is extremely good at triggering folks on the left with his takes on immigration, causing many of them to launch all sorts of untrue allegations of racism at him during the last three years he’s been in office. Yet that hasn’t deterred the president from continuing to do what is right and upholding the law of the land.
In fact, Trump just recently signed an executive order that will prevent illegal immigrants from being counted in the 2020 census, a move which will no doubt cause progressives to howl in misery.
This really is bad news for the Democratic Party because they were hoping that including the illegal immigrant population would help them when it came time to redraw congressional districts.
Here’s more on this from Fox News:
“There used to be a time when you could proudly declare, ‘I am a citizen of the United States.’ But now, the radical left is trying to erase the existence of this concept and conceal the number of illegal aliens in our country,” Trump said in a statement accompanying the apportionment memorandum on “Ensuring American Citizens Receive Proper Representation in Congress.”
“This is all part of a broader left-wing effort to erode the rights of Americans citizens, and I will not stand for it,” he said.
The order says that for the purposes of reapportionment, “it is the policy of the United States to exclude from the apportionment base aliens who are not in a lawful immigration status…to the maximum extent feasible and consistent with the discretion delegated to the executive branch.”
Census counts are used to determine the allocation of seats in the House of Representatives, the number of electors in the Electoral College and hundreds of billion dollars of federal spending. However, it is not clear how the administration would determine who was in the country illegally since the census currently does not either include a citizenship question, or the additional question about legal immigration status.
“Today’s action to exclude illegal aliens from the apportionment base reflects a better understanding of the Constitution and is consistent with the principles of our representative democracy,” Trump said. “My Administration will not support giving congressional representation to aliens who enter or remain in the country unlawfully, because doing so would create perverse incentives and undermine our system of government. Just as we do not give political power to people who are here temporarily, we should not give political power to people who should not be here at all.”
This is really a no-brainer. The census should be about counting the citizens of a country. If you are not part of the citizenry and are just living here without legal permission, well, you’re not a citizen, thus, you aren’t part of the country’s legitimate population. Not rocket science.
Of course, it’s not that liberals are stupid. It’s that they want to use illegal immigrants for their own purposes. They want to use them as pawns to help steal elections and to redraw districts to give themselves the advantage.
The order in question says that the Constitution “does not specifically define which persons must be included in the apportionment base.”
“Although the Constitution requires the ‘persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed,’ to be enumerated in the census, that requirement has never been understood to include in the apportionment base every individual physically present within a State’s boundaries at the time of the census,” the order says.
“Instead, the term ‘persons in each State’ has been interpreted to mean that only the ‘inhabitants’ of each State should be included,” it says. “Determining which persons should be considered ‘inhabitants’ for the purpose of apportionment requires the exercise of judgment.”
It then says that that discretion “delegated to the executive branch to determine who qualifies as an ‘inhabitant includes authority to exclude from the apportionment base aliens who are not in a lawful immigration status.”
The order cites estimates that “one state” (apparently referring to California) has more than 2.2. illegal immigrants, six percent of its population. It argues that, as a result, including illegal immigrants in the population for apportionment could result in the allocation of two or three more congressional seats than if they were not included.
No doubt this order will receive a legal challenge from Democrats serving in both houses of Congress. Look, if the left is allowed to count these individuals, it will serve to help them gain more and more power, which is not at all a good thing. The last thing Democrats need is more power.