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These Are the Political Consequences of Excluding Undocumented Immigrants from Apportionment

Written by Jonathan Robert Cervas and Angela X. Ocampo

Last month, the Trump administration issued a memorandum directing the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to exclude all undocumented immigrants¹ residing in the U.S. from the Census apportionment base. Every ten years, a re-numeration of the population, carried out by the Census, is necessary because of population shifts. Using the Census enumeration, as required by the Constitution to…

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