By: Brian Evans
On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman ruled on blocked the Trump Administration from putting a question on the 2020 census, asking if the individual is an American citizen or not. Interestingly, Judge Furman went on to admit that while a citizenship question is constitutional, he claims that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross failed to follow the correct procedure to include it in the forthcoming census. He said…
“Secretary Ross’s decision to add a citizenship question in the 2020 census — even if it did not violate the Constitution itself — was unlawful for a multitude of independent reasons and must be set aside. To conclude otherwise and let Secretary Ross’s decision stand would undermine the proposition — central to the rule of law — that ours is a government of laws, not of men.”
The federal judge cited issues with the following question that reads…
“Is this person a citizen of the United States?”
However, the question appeared on the census on and before 1950, and both Democrats and Republicans supported it!
The Administration announced that it would likely appeal the decision to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and, ultimately, the Supreme Court.
Meanwhile, Progressives, Socialists, and their Communist allies are fighting the ‘citizenship question’ on multiple fronts, in their war to keep America’s borders open, and to protect illegal immigrants from deportation. In fact, Progressives have filed five other lawsuits against the citizenship question, which are set to begin soon.
The Trump Administration has been under constant attack from groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and other socialist based organizations, as well as, States like California and New York who are fighting the citizenship question, not because it would alienate or discriminate against illegal aliens, but because the left says that they might be afraid to respond to the census, resulting in an inaccurate tally. However, the census is already inaccurate, because it bases Congressional Representation on census numbers, INCLUDING NON-CITIZENS WHO ARE RESIDING IN AMERICA ILLEGALLY!
Legal scholar Hans von Spakovsky, of the Heritage Foundation, said that the federal law gives Wilbur Ross the authority to select which questions should appear on the census. He said…
“It will also prevent us from getting accurate census data on citizens and noncitizens from across the country since the ACS is limited in scope, which is vital in the enforcement of the Voting Rights Act, distribution of federal funds and having an informed debate about immigration policy.”
Therefore, while Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross proposed the citizenship question in March of last year and it was fully implemented under the law, it isn’t that he doesn’t have the authority, but it has to do with the fact that Progressive Open-Border proponents will do anything to keep the border open and keep illegal aliens in the country, and hidden in plain sight!
Therefore, while the left continues to add onto their thousands of law-suits that they have leveled against the Trump Administration, on every issue and every agenda item proposed, the Administration pushes onward. As the left continues to file an endless litany of lawsuits in the courtrooms of the progressive-led coasts, it appears there is no end in sight in their war on America and the American people! In the meantime, President Trump has vowed to continue his fight to secure the border and protect the American people. Unlike politicians, he continues to move forward in fulfilling the promises he made in his campaign! He continues to fight for our veterans, our families, our children and their education, our freedoms, and our faith! Fortunately, we have a President who will not sacrifice the American people for stature and position! He certainly doesn’t need the money! He doesn’t need the prestige! And he certainly DOESN’T NEED THE STRESS! Still, day after day, night after night, month after month, and now year after year, the President fights for America and Americans, regardless of the incessantly bitter and hate-filled attacks that the now-radicalized and progressive left has perpetually and maliciously launched at him, his family, and his friends. Sadly, with Judge Furman’s decision in court, today was no different!