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Republicans in Congress propose excluding noncitizens from census apportionment counts

The 14th Amendment specifies that a key census count must include the “whole number of persons in each state.” But a growing number of Republicans are proposing measures to exclude non-U.S. citizens from that tally, fundamentally altering how seats in the House would be apportioned.

The proposals come as the GOP has made immigration a key issue this election year. We get the latest from NPR’s Hansi Lo Wang.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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