Supreme court questions Trump bid to bar undocumented immigrants from census
But justices seem hesitant to immediately stop policy, which could affect distribution of congressional seats
The US supreme court appeared skeptical of Donald Trump’s effort to exclude undocumented immigrants from critical census data, but it also appeared hesitant to immediately halt the policy.
The court on Monday considered a high-stakes dispute focused on a July memo in which Trump ordered the Department of Commerce to exclude undocumented people from the census tally used to determine how many seats each state gets in Congress. The decennial census, conducted since America’s founding, has long used the total population as the basis for allocating seats.