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Jan. 20, 2021 – Biden Orders Census to Count All Residents, Including Undocumented Immigrants

On inauguration day (Jan. 20, 2021), President Biden signed an executive order to ensure the Census Bureau counted all residents, including undocumented immigrants. The order stated, “At no point since our Nation’s Founding has a person’s immigration status alone served as a basis for excluding that person from the total population count used in apportionment.” President Trump had pushed to have undocumented immigrants not counted as residents, presumably to reapportion House seats away from states with high numbers of undocumented immigrants.