Illegal Aliens Counted in the Census?

Where To Start?

Senator Elizabeth ‘Pocahontas’ Warren says the census should count illegal aliens. How does this square with the U.S. Constitution?

Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice-President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age,* and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.

U.S. Constitution, AMENDMENT XIV, Section 2 (Ratified July 9, 1868)

The Law – Illegal Alien Offenders

Any alien who (1) enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers, or (2) eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers, or (3) attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully concealment of a material fact, shall, for the first commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both, and, for a subsequent commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18, or imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both.

8 U.S.C. 1325 – Improper entry by alien (page 370)

The Constitutionally Prescribed Purpose of the Census

Article I, Section 2, as amended by the 14th Amendment, describes persons who are to be counted in the census for the purpose of establishing congressional districts.

In Summary

Persons who reside unlawfully in one of these United States commits a crime and are excluded from the census.

California, the most populous state, naturally has the largest delegation of representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The headlines and the new arrivals to our Texas communities reveal how hundreds of thousands of California residents, many lifelong Californians, are fleeing the state in droves.

Disastrous liberal governors and state assembly members represent the major cities of California where homelessness, illegal drugs, unbridled crime, and un-American policies have nearly destroyed that once great state.

Marketplace website Jun 26, 2020 | People still leaving California for Texas despite COVID-19 surge

There is a Facebook page for refugee Californians moving to Texas – Move to Texas From California!

As a parting thought, we Texans welcome Californians to work with us to make America great again!

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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