Article: Experts Say Collecting Immigration Data Through US Census for Reapportionment Is Unconstitutional

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Experts Say Collecting Immigration Data Through US Census for Reapportionment Is Unconstitutional

President Donald Trump’s bid to exclude undocumented immigrants from a census tabulation used to determine how many U.S. representatives are apportioned to each state is unworkable and unconstitutional, according to civil rights groups and several American cities and counties suing the administration.

“It can’t be done,” Sarah Brannon, managing attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union’s Voting Rights Project, told VOA, adding that the citizenship determination Trump is mandating would be hard to ascertain and “not very reliable.”

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