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Citizenship question to be left off the 2020 census

July 2, 2019

  It was a foregone conclusion after last week’s Supreme Court decision but it is now official, the 2020 census will not include a citizenship question. Here is more:

The feds said Tuesday that forms for the 2020 US Census would be printed without the citizenship question that Team Trump had insisted on — a short-term victory at least for those opposing the question.

A Justice Department lawyer said in a memo that the printer had been directed to start producing the forms without the citizenship question, which foes said was designed to intimidate illegal immigrants and other Latinos holding Green Cards from participating.

“We can confirm that the decision has been made to print the 2020 Decennial Census questionnaire without a citizenship question, and that the printer has been instructed to begin the printing process,” Kate Bailey wrote to the lawyers for plaintiffs challenging the question.

  The Supreme Court decision was a strange one; the Court ruled that Donald Trump did have the authority to add the question to the census but stated the administration did not give a good enough reason why they wanted to do so. The Supreme Court then sent it back to the Commerce Department for a better explanation but with the time involved this effectively stopped the question from being added to the census.

  It still looks to me as if John Roberts–much like he did when he ruled the Obamacare mandate was Constitutional–talked around in circles in order to rule against the Trump administration.

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  1. peter Booher permalink
    July 2, 2019 8:36 pm

    As you said Steve, it was a forgone conclusion. I really would like to know if a perceived “liberal” justice EVER went against the liberals on the court.
    But as you say, the issue is the “reason” to put the question on the census. Have you ever had to fill out the LONG census questionnaire? They asked every conceivable question about me. I even think they asked the toilet paper I used. The census doesn’t have you name on it. Why in the world wouldn’t the government not want to know how many are here illegally? CA wants to give them free everything. Why not know how many there are here?

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    • July 3, 2019 5:26 pm

      That is a good point about the names not being on the census. The left is claiming this is an intimidation tactic but nobody is going to know who the illegals are, all we will find out is how many are here. And that’s assuming people would be honest in the first place…

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