Calif. attorney general sues Trump admin. over memorandum excluding illegal immigrants from 2020 Census

FILE – In this Dec. 4, 2019, file photo, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra talk during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,File)

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 7:23 AM PT — Wednesday, July 29, 2020

California is filing a lawsuit against the Trump administration over a decision to exclude illegal immigrants from the 2020 Census.

State Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the lawsuit Tuesday. He has argued that it will skew the state’s congressional maps.

President Trump signed a memorandum last week, which sparked issue with Democrat politicians. They claimed the move oversteps federal authority.

Becerra claimed this could leave community budgets bare and could dwindle the integrity of their public services.

“The most important way, it is important for California, is that it would try to prevent California from having its full representation in Congress and it would try to deny Californians their taxpayer money that they contributed to the U.S. Treasury coming back to their communities,” he stated. “That is the full benefits of the law and under our constitution.”

This motion joins more than 22 other lawsuits from states and cities who are trying to get their populations counted accurately.

RELATED: Trump admin. to stop accepting new DACA applications