Alabama Sues to Stop Illegal Immigrants

The state of Alabama is suing the Department of Commerce and the Bureau of the Census to ensure illegal aliens are excluded from the 2020 census, which is used to apportion congressional seats.

Including people who in the country illegally would violate the 14th Amendment’s requirement for an “actual enumeration” of the U.S. and other constitutional protections, the complaint states.

“The plaintiffs assert that because, under existing rules, seats are apportioned by total number of people – including illegal aliens – those states that have the highest concentrations of illegal aliens are gaining seats at the expense of states of Alabama, which stands to lose one of its seven existing representatives,” said a report from the Center for Immigration Students.

The case is just the latest in a years-long battle over illegal aliens entering the United States, who are viewed largely as eventual Democratic voters.