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The U.S. Border Control, Border Control Foundation and other organizations received the consent of the Clerk of the House of Representatives to file amicus curiae briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court supporting an effort to prevent the Obama Administration from using a flawed 2010 Census that included foreign nationals in the count to alter radically the allocation of political power in the United States.
The amicus brief was filed in support of the State of Louisiana’s motion to file an original complaint against the Secretary of Commerce who oversees the Census Bureau. Louisiana took this unusual step of bypassing U.S. District Courts and filing this action directly in the U.S. Supreme Court due to the critical urgency to obtain a swift ruling.
In a shameful attempt to manipulate the census for political advantage, the Obama’s Census Bureau chief falsely claimed that the Constitution compels him to count “everyone living in this country, regardless of immigration or citizenship status.”
The Census Bureau unlawfully counted illegal aliens and the President reported these flawed Census results to the House of Representatives as the basis to reapportion the House.
“The result of this corrupted census would be to reward those states that provide “sanctuary” and taxpayer funded benefits to illegal aliens with additional seats in the House of Representatives, while punishing those states that observe the Constitution and the rule of law,” said Edward I. Nelson, U.S. Border Control Chairman.
“If allowed to go uncontested, the State of Louisiana’s filing demonstrates that Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, and North Carolina would lose one representative each, while California and Texas would each gain two seats and Florida one. Even worse, since representation in the Electoral College is based, in part, on the number of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, the composition of the electoral college will also be significantly altered.
“In a close race for the White House, this politicized and illegal census could deliver the presidency to the candidate that most favors illegal aliens, by giving additional electoral college votes to states like California.” said Nelson.
In addition to using the Constitution as the basis for our arguments, we also used a 1990 Supreme Court opinion that states emphatically that persons who enter our country in violation of the law are not entitled to the rights guaranteed to “the People.” If illegal aliens are not entitled to the rights of the American people, then they should not be counted in the Census, not have their illegal presence effect reapportionment or the electoral college.
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