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Illegal immigrants shouldn't be included in congressional count

The House of Representatives, otherwise known as the “People’s House,” was designed by the Framers to be the body of the federal government most sensitive and receptive to voter opinion. That’s why almost all members represent fewer voters than senators do, and it’s why each member represents as equal a number of constituents as is possible and practical.

It’s also why it’s wrong for the government to count illegal immigrants in the apportionment process, which directly determines how many congressional seats each state is assigned.

The Constitution does not grant illegal immigrants the right to vote. In the spirit of the constitutional principle of “one person/one vote,” and Congress’ obligation to represent voters, it seems obvious that illegal immigrants should not be counted alongside American citizens in determining how congressional seats are distributed. Yet this is not the case.

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