Washington Post columnist George Will says America’s founding fathers’ “original intent” was to count illegal aliens in congressional apportionment.
In a column titled “Republicans are arguing against the Framers’ original intent,” Will claims that the framers of the United States Constitution intended for illegal aliens to be counted in congressional apportionment counts that decide how many lawmakers represent each state in Congress.
The counts are based on Census Bureau totals that include the entire state population. In July, President Trump issued a memorandum to exclude illegal aliens from the counts, noting that their inclusion inflates the congressional power of dense, blue states.
Will, however, states that the framers intended to include illegal aliens, admitting that Republican states lose out from their inclusion in the counts, while blue states gain:
On Nov. 30, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a census-related case concerning a question of large philosophic interest