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Far-Left Judges Demand that Illegal Aliens be Counted in the Census

A federal three-judge panel ordered that the Trump Administration be required to count illegal aliens in the 2020 United States Census even though they are not citizens, according to The Hill.

The ruling came from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, which has been notorious for numerous politically-motivated rulings against President Donald Trump. The action was in response to President Trump’s recently-announced intentions to make sure that illegals were not counted in the census, so that representation in Congress and electorally would be based solely on American citizens.

The panel’s 86-page ruling falsely claimed that the government has a “constitutional responsibility to count the whole number of persons in each State,” even if some are not there legally, and said that “the merits of the parties’ dispute are not particularly close or complicated.” The judges even went so far as to falsely claim that President Trump was attempting to “substitute his own view of what is most consonant with the principles of representative democracy for the view that Congress already chose.”

The far-left Attorney General of New York, Letitia James (D-N.Y.), called the ruling “a major victory,” and falsely accused President Trump of attempting to “hinder, impair, and prejudice an accurate census and the subsequent apportionment.” In a similar statement by the far-left American Civil Liberties Union, a spokesman said that the ruling was “a huge victory for voting rights and for immigrants’ rights,” even though illegal aliens technically have no rights under U.S. law.

While the Trump Administration has substantially increased its efforts to deport many illegals around the country, it has tried to deal with the problem of illegals who are still here by curbing their ability to disproportionately impact population totals and subsequent apportionment of the number of seats in the House of Representative for each state.

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Police Blocked From Arresting Media, Legal Observers in Portland Protests

The New York Post reports, a federal judge has blocked federal law enforcement officers deployed to Portland, Oregon, from arresting or using physical force against journalists and legal observers at the violent protests.

U.S. Judge Michael Simon made his ruling late Thursday, a day after Portland’s mayor was tear-gassed by federal agents as he made an appearance outside a federal courthouse during raucous demonstrations. Protesters have gathered in Oregon’s largest city for nearly two months straight since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis.

A large crowd of demonstrators were out again Thursday night, chanting and holding signs near the federal courthouse.

The order also blocks federal law enforcement from seizing any photographic, audio and video recording equipment and press passes from journalists and legal observers, as well as from ordering them to stop recording or observing a protest.

“This order is a victory for the rule of law,” Jann Carson, ACLU of Oregon’s interim executive director, said in a statement.

“None of the government’s proffered interests outweigh the public’s interest in accurate and timely information about how law enforcement is treating” protesters, Simon wrote.

The order comes in response to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon, on behalf of a group of legal observers and local journalists.