Supreme Court examines Trump bid to bar illegal immigrants from census

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    The US Supreme Court is hearing arguments for a controversial Trump administration law that would shift finances and representation away from states with large undocumented immigrant populations. As FRANCE 24 correspondent Kethevane Gorjestani explains, under the president’s plan, populous and immigrant-rich states such as California, New York, Texas and Florida, could lose at least one seat in the House.

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