Court Strikes Down Trump Order to Exclude Illegal Immigrants From Congressional District Tabulation

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

A panel of three federal judges said Thursday that Presidential Donald Trump’s order to exclude people in the country illegally when redrawing congressional districts violates the law.

The judges in New York granted an injunction stopping the order, saying the harm caused by it would last for a decade. The judges prohibited Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, whose agency oversees the Census Bureau, from excluding people in the country illegally when turning over figures used to calculate how many congressional seats each state gets.