President Donald Trump proved once again that he doesn’t give up easily, especially on issues pertaining to illegal immigration and the dangers it poses to America, both physically and in the bigger picture.
According to Newsmax, Trump and his administration scored a massive victory thanks to the conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court, concerning a lawsuit that attempted to block Trump from not counting illegal immigrants in the 2020 census count.
Democrats wanted illegals to be counted for obvious reasons, as illegals tend to vote Democrat, and counting them in the census would greatly benefit Democrats in the redrawing of Congressional districts across the country.
The ruling was unsigned, however, and left open the possibility for later litigation on the matter. The Justices wrote in the decision that the “judicial resolution of this dispute is premature,” citing that they were unsure of Trump’s plans on moving forward with the plan to block illegal immigrants from being included in the census. The court added that the merits of the plan were not included in the decision.
In other words, the lawsuit brought by the plaintiffs against Trump in an attempt to stop his plan were not able to make an argument given that it hasn’t been announced exactly how Trump’s administration will carry out their exclusion plan.
Trump’s plan to keep illegals off the census rolls met massive backlash from a number of groups, including the state of New York and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), who argued that areas with higher immigrant counts would ultimately be underserved in the House of Representatives.
“If the administration actually tries to implement this policy, we’ll sue. Again. And we’ll win,” said Dale Ho, the representative of the lawsuit attempting to block the plan. Ho is an attorney for the ACLU.
They also argued that the U.S. Constitution requires that the appointment of House seats is based on “whole number of persons in each state,” and until Trump’s plan, censuses have always counted everyone in the United States, regardless of their immigration status. Current estimates place the number of undocumented immigrants living in America at about 11 million.
“The government does not deny that, if carried out, the policy will harm the plaintiffs. Nor does it deny that it will implement that policy imminently,” dissenting liberal Justice Stephen Breyer wrote.
Unless the Trump administration steps on the gas to get such a plan implemented and official, it could all be for nothing if it goes past a certain deadline, as President-elect Joe Biden has already pledged to undo much of what Trump has done in the way of using executive power to take hardline immigration stances.
But for now, it’s a solid victory, even if temporary, and it’s exactly what the president needed.