GOP Renews Push to Exclude Noncitizens from 2024 Census

By Bo Beard | May 12, 2024

GOP-controlled House

Some Republican lawmakers in Congress are advocating for the inclusion of a citizenship question on the census questionnaire and the exclusion of non-citizens from the population count that influences political representation in the United States.
 

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The GOP-controlled House recently passed a bill that aims to remove noncitizens from the census data used to determine the allocation of House seats and Electoral College votes to each state. 
 

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However, the bill faces challenges in the Democratic-controlled Senate, opposition from the White House, and legal uncertainties due to constitutional provisions requiring the counting of all individuals during the apportionment process.