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Meng Introduces Legislation to Block President Trump from Excluding Undocumented Immigrants in Reapportionment

Jul 22, 2020
Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This afternoon, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, introduced legislation to stop President Trump’s attempt to ban undocumented immigrants from being counted in congressional reapportionment.
 
The ‘‘No Funds for Apportionment Exclusion Act’ would prohibit the use of federal funds to implement, administer, or enforce the President’s plan. The bill has 48 cosponsors.
 
Meng blasted the President’s plan when it was reported yesterday, and immediately announced her intention to introduce legislation seeking to prevent it from moving forward.
 
“President Trump’s latest attack on our hard-working immigrant communities is outrageous and must be stopped,” said Meng. “It not only advances his anti-immigrant agenda but seeks to undermine the census. Under the law, everyone in the U.S. must be counted, not just those who he wants to count. I urge all of my colleagues in the House to support this critical legislation.”
 
Meng’s measure can be viewed here.