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President Trump Gives Alabama Huge Census Victory!

July 21, 2020
Press Release

Washington, DC— Tuesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) applauded President Trump’s Executive Order that excludes illegal aliens from the part of the 2020 Census count that determines America’s representation in Congress.

Congressman Brooks said, “I enthusiastically support President Trump’s Executive Order that excludes illegal aliens from the part of the 2020 Census count that determines how many Congressmen and electoral college votes for president that each state has! Including illegal aliens (who, by definition, are transients and not residents of any state) in the census apportionment count undermines Fourteenth Amendment equal protection ‘one-man, one-vote’ principles. If illegal aliens are included in the apportionment count, Alabama will likely lose representation in the U.S. House and Electoral College to the benefit of sanctuary states that promote illegal immigration. I’m ecstatic that President Trump stands up for the United States Constitution and Rule of Law.”  

Brooks continued, “I stand for fair and equal representation of American citizens. That’s why in May of 2018, I joined  Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (on behalf of the State of Alabama) in suing in Federal court to prevent illegal aliens from being included in the census apportionment count. President Trump’s Executive Order highlights the importance of this case.”

In part, President Trump’s Executive Order says, “Excluding illegal aliens from the apportionment base is consistent with the principles of representative democracy that form our Republic.  It is wrong for some citizens in some Congressional districts to (because of the inclusion of illegal aliens in Census apportionment) have twice the voting influence in presidential elections and Congressional elections than citizens in states like Alabama, where illegal aliens are frowned upon, not encouraged and coddled.”

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