(National Sentinel)Â Unconstitutional: The Trump administration has directed the U.S. Census Bureau to include a question about immigration status in the 2020 census, and Democrats areÂ vehemently opposed to it — even though the question had been included until the 1950 census.
And here’s why: According to Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., the estimated 15 million people in the countryÂ illegally are likely responsible for giving Democrats an additionalÂ 20 congressional seats, which he and others claim is an unconstitutional advantage.
In an interview withÂ Breitbart News, Brooks noted that he and his home state are suing the federal government for what they claim is a 14th Amendment violation — the counting of illegal aliens “rather than citizens, in congressional apportionment and the dividing up of electoral college votes.”
He said if Congress and the federal government continue counting illegal aliens as well as citizens, his state stands to lose a congressional seat, which he says is a constitutional violation.
“Weâ€™re probably in the neighborhood of about 15 million illegal aliens in America now. 15 million comes out to roughly 20 congressional seats and 20 electoral college votes. Each congressional seat has roughly 700,000 to 800,000 people in it,” he toldÂ Breitbart Radio on SiriusXM.
“So,Â if you count illegal aliens in the Census for the purposes of distributing political power, thatâ€™s the number of congressmen per state or â€¦ the number of electoral college votes per state, youâ€™re talking about â€¦ 20 electoral college votes and congressmen that are taken from states that follow our laws, that help our border patrol agents, and help our ICE agents â€¦Â shifting those 20 congressional seats and 20 electoral college seats to states like California that have large numbers of illegal aliensÂ in them,” he added.
California has passed legislation making the entire state a ‘sanctuary’ for illegal aliens. Most large cities, which are run by Democrats, are also illegal immigrant ‘sanctuaries’ whereby local policy forbids police from cooperating with federal immigration officials.
The Trump administration is currently suing some cities over their proclaimed status, noting that it violates federal immigration laws and, hence, the Constitution’s “Supremacy Clause,” which states federal law supersedes state laws.
“I personally believe [current Census procedures are] wrong, on a policy level, butÂ I also believe it violates the Equal Protection clause of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution because it dilutes the voting power of citizensÂ who live in states that donâ€™t harbor an enormous number of illegal aliens,” Brooks added.