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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Louisiana challenged count of undocumented immigrants in US census
Katherine Bacher at 12:00 AM ET

On November 14, 2011, the state of Louisiana filed a suit in US Supreme Court arguing against the inclusion of undocumented immigrants in the US census for the purpose of delegating seats in the US House of Representatives. Louisiana had lost a seat because of population totals that resulted from this inclusion and argued that only permanent legal residents should be counted for purposes of House seat apportionment. The issue arose out of the increase in legislation across the country dealing with various immigration issues, including in Georgia, Alabama, Indiana, Oklahoma and South Carolina.


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Read an overview of US Immigration Law in Features.




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