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The U.S state is filing a lawsuit against Trump’s government to call for the tally of undocumented immigrants in the country's 2020 census.
The Attorney-General of California, Xavier Becerra, and several mayors of this state are filing a lawsuit against the U.S. government to call for the tally of undocumented immigrants in the country's 2020 census, in order to allocate the seats of the House of Representatives.
Along with determining representation in Congress, the census also dictates the allocation of federal funding. Becerra said Trump’s action would strip California cities and counties of critical funding for schools, transportation infrastructure, public parks and more.
With the November elections coming up, on July 21 the President Donald Trump signed a memorandum for the 2020 Census not to include in the district allocation tally illegal immigrants in the U.S.
The measure would mean an unprecedented change to the U.S. Constitution that establishes the count of every person who lives in the country, regardless of their immigration status.
The order is seen as Trump's search for an alternative solution, after last year the Supreme Court rejected his administration's attempt to add a question on citizenship to the census.