SCOTUS blocks challenge to Trump admin plan to exclude illegal immigrants from census

The Supreme Court of the United States on Friday in a 6-3 ruling dropped a lawsuit seeking to stop the Trump administration’s plan to ensure illegal immigrants are not counted in the 2020 census.

The ruling was made along ideological lines, with the 6 conservative justices ruling in favor and the 3 liberal justices dissenting.

One of President Donald Trump’s biggest concerns would be that having noncitizens in the census would be used to reapportion congressional seats.

Those arguing against Trump see it as simply a move for political gains.