Illegal immigrants are just that – illegal. They are not citizens, and therefore they should not vote or be counted for representation in the United States government.
First and foremost, this is only fair to tax-paying citizens who legally reside in this country and have the right to participate in our political systems. Trump’s latest move to enforce this idea undoubtedly throws a wrench into future elections of Democrats, who depend on the votes and representation of illegal immigrants to hold onto power.
On Tuesday, President Trump signed a memorandum that eliminates illegal immigrants’ eligibility to be counted in the next round of congressional redistricting. This means that when the US is re-zoned for House seats by population following the 2020 census, undocumented immigrants will not be counted.
So, a district, or voting area, will only receive a set number of Congressional seats based on the number of legal citizens that reside there. They will not get more seats due to a high population of illegal immigrants.
Trump’s memo released by the White House Press Office reaffirms his commitment to elections determined by citizens. It reads, “I have accordingly determined that respect for the law and protection of the integrity of the democratic process warrant the exclusion of illegal aliens from the apportionment base, to the extent feasible and to the maximum extent of the President’s discretion under the law.”
The president also acknowledged the backlash he anticipates from the Left as well as the Supreme Court. Trump addressed the Constitutionality question by stating, “Although the Constitution requires the ‘persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed,’ to be enumerated in the census, that requirement has never been understood to include in the apportionment base every individual physically present within a State’s boundaries at the time of the census.”
The memo continues, “Instead, the term ‘persons in each State’ has been interpreted to mean that only the ‘inhabitants’ of each State should be included. Determining which persons should be considered ‘inhabitants’ for the purpose of apportionment requires the exercise of judgment. For example, aliens who are only temporarily in the United States, such as for business or tourism, and certain foreign diplomatic personnel are ‘persons’ who have been excluded from the apportionment base in past censuses,” he writes.
Of course, Democrats are already having a meltdown over losing Congressional representation in the future.
DNC Chairman Tom Perez criticized the memo as an “unconstitutional order that has no purpose other than to silence and disempower Latino voices and communities of color,” Reuters reported. Dale Ho, a lawyer for the ACLU, threatened legal action. “We’ll see him [Trump] in court and win,” he said in a statement.
This is all great news for Republicans who want to uphold election integrity in America. It is only fair that citizens make up 100% of House representation, as their opinions should be valued above those of people who entered, live, and work here, illegally. Anyone who is on the side of what is right by the law would agree – and hopefully, that means the Supreme Court.