Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is in real danger of losing her district.
Whether she is able to keep her job is completely beyond her control.
Trump could put Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez out of a job with just one signature.
The 2020 Census is not going to be good for New York because the population in the state has gone down significantly.
New York has lost 1,379,210 residents to other states since 2010 and that means they will also probably lose two seats in Congress.
This is a huge problem for Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The socialist from New York’s 14thDistrict was already in big trouble.
While she may be one of the most easily recognizable congresswomen in the country, she has also shown that she is willing to buck the party leadership and Nancy Pelosi when it suits her.
Ocasio-Cortez said that the Democrats trying to silencethe sexual assault allegations of Tara Reade against Democrat nominee Joe Biden was “a form of gaslighting.”
There’s another problem that Ocasio-Cortez is facing, her district in the Bronx has a high number of immigrants, half the population in her district is Hispanic and 47% of residents are foreign-born.
There’s a higher number of immigrants in Ocasio-Cortez’s district than anywhere else in New York.
“Every member of Congress should be concerned about the Census,” said Jeffrey Wice, a fellow at SUNY Buffalo Law School and redistricting expert.
And President Trump just signed a memo whichis even more bad news for Ocasio-Cortez given her location.
The memo is trying to prevent illegal immigrants from being counted in congressional redistricting.
Trump’s memorandum states, “I have accordingly determined that respect for the law and protection of the integrity of the democratic process warrant the exclusion of illegal aliens from the apportionment base, to the extent feasible and to the maximum extent of the President’s discretion under the law.”
There are legal challenges to this law being enforced since the 14thAmendment states “Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State.”
However, should illegal residents be considered legal residents of America for the purpose of congressional districts?
Trump addresses this in the memo, saying,”The discretion delegated to the executive branch to determine who qualifies as an ‘inhabitant’ includes authority to exclude from the apportionment base aliens who are not in a lawful immigration status.”
Illegal immigration makes up 3.2%-3.6% percent of the American population so Democrats very much want them to be counted.
Otherwise, the Democrats may lose even more congressional seats to redistricting.
If Trump’s memo does stand up in court, there is a high likelihood that it will put Ocasio-Cortez out of a job.
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