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Trump ordered the federal government not to count undocumented immigrants in the census.

Trump directed the federal government not to count undocumented immigrants in the census when allocating districts in the House of Representatives. This directive would exclude millions of people and is in conflict with the normal interpretation of the census in the Constitution. The effect of this move would very likely shift several seats from Democratic states to Republican states. However, since the citizenship question was never included on the census, it is unclear how this move would be carried out.

The Supreme Court is weighing the issue of criminalization of advocacy for undocumented immigrants.

The Supreme Court heard oral argument on whether a law that makes it a crime to encourage someone to come to or reside in the U.S. illegally is unconstitutional. The government appealed from a 9th Circuit decision which struck down the law, saying it was too broad and would chill free speech in violation of the First Amendment.

Arizona’s attempt to bypass normal US Immigration failed

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday left in place last year’s Ninth Circuit decision to strike down a 2006 Arizona law that denied bail to undocumented immigrants charged with “serious” felonies. Six members of the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from Arizona Sherriff Joseph Arpaio to reinstate the Arizona law, overruling three of the more conservative members of the Court—Justices Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia and Samuel Alito—who said they would have heard the case.

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