President Trump Stands Firm On US Census Question

President Trump has confirmed that the citizenship question will be left on the Census questionnaire despite legal dispute. The Daily Caller reports:

President Donald Trump claimed Wednesday that his administration is not scrapping the plan to add a citizenship question to the U.S. Census after the Supreme Court handed down a mixed ruling on the question.

“The News Reports about the Department of Commerce dropping its quest to put the Citizenship Question on the Census is incorrect or, to state it differently, FAKE! We are absolutely moving forward, as we must, because of the importance of the answer to this question,” the president wrote on Twitter.

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SCOTUS decided last week that the administration did not provide a good explanation for including the citizenship question, but gave the Department of Commerce, which oversees the Census, another chance to present detailed reasoning to the courts.

Trump initially floated the idea of delaying the 2020 Census while the issue was sorted out in the courts, but reports surfaced Tuesday that the administration was dropping the issue — at least for now.

How this question is answered remains to be seen, as the Supreme Court’s decisions was not a total slap to the Trump administration, only a temporary setback.

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John T Koszalka
John T Koszalka
3 years ago

Thank You, Mr. President. #KAG

Robert
Robert
3 years ago

The Census in not anything political but Trump is trying to make it political in every aspect.
The fact is that no one is suppose to have access to the information on the Census but the people totaling it and filing a report, and the Constitution also says that ALL people are to be counted, but with Trumps hate for illegals he will try to use it for other purposes, and with his people in place he just might succeed, so there fore the census would be incorrect because illegals would not fill out the forms for fear of being deported. so there fore Trump is encouraging other s to break the law by not filling out a census form.

Carolyn
3 years ago
Reply to  Robert

What part of ILLEGAL don’t you understand??? The only people against this are the ones who don’t belong here and the politicians who want their vote!!!

Carol
Carol
3 years ago
Reply to  Robert

They would still be counted but we would have an idea of how many are not citizens. I don’t know of any country that allows non citizens to vote in their elections.

jim hunt
3 years ago
Reply to  Robert

Robert,Well at least you got one thing right,they are illegals,I suppose you are prepared to house some of these illegals in your back yard and pay for their up keep,right,maybe pay for their medical needs,it seems perfectly reasonable to ask if a person is here legally whether they answer the question or not,I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve answered that question on various forms over the years and I wasn’t offended by the question,me thinks you are just using this as a means to bitch about something.

John Bragg
John Bragg
3 years ago
Reply to  Robert

Its not political to count who legal and whose not….

Perhaps some will leave before we get to their door…
I certainly hope so.

Oh Robert, you are obviously a brain dead liberal…

Gerry
Gerry
3 years ago
Reply to  Robert

Robert — What part of ILLEGAL do you need explained to you ????? Putting a question on the census form is NOT making it political. People like you are sickening because you simply post BS without 1 ounce of truth or facts.

dan
dan
3 years ago
Reply to  Robert

Robert, I don’t agree, along with others below. The census is for the distribution of monies to the districts for a variety of things. If you count illegals, then you’re providing them with benefits of all kinds, to which they are NOT entitled. Remember, Robert, we are to help our own US. citizens first, as all other countries in the world do. Our homeless, elderly and veterans all need help but I guess you’re proposing counting everyone to give them the money? I”m sorry you feel and see it that way, you are unAmerican to support illegals…the very meaning of the word “illegal” means they are not suppose to be here. Go to any other country in the world, walk in, and tell them you want benefits and you want to vote for people they don’t know. Tell me how that works out for you. I just spent 14 years overseas in both asia and europe, met a lot of people and had these discussions. They laugh at us Americans for allowing this bullshit….

Konstantin
3 years ago
Reply to  Robert

What is wrong to know how many American citizens live in our country?

Wendell Fountain
Wendell Fountain
3 years ago

Robert, you sound as though you speak from experience. Are you an illegal alien?

Sue Merriner
Sue Merriner
3 years ago

This census question goes to this issue of all these illegal alien hordes surging across our border now. I believe congress isn’t doing anything about the overcrowding because they intend to use these people to displace us out of our own homes and giving them to people that didn’t work for them, much like what’s been happening in South Africa.

RAFAEL
3 years ago

all illegals must be deported. they do not belong in our country. they break the laws, and democrats make sounds like they have the right to be here. I HAVE NEVER SEEN SO MUCH LOVE FROM THESE CORRUPTED POLITICIANS TOWARD ILLEGALS. they know they are wrong, but since it is not they want the illegals, what they want is to destroy our country and their hate against the President Trump whom has done what no other president in History for the united states of America. Trump LOVES AMERICA, AND HE PUT AMERICA FIRST. HE IS CELEBRATING 4TH OF JULY WITH A PARADE FOR THE MILITARY/VETERANS AND EVERY AMERICAN THAT LOVES OUR NATION. IT IS A HONOR TO SERVE THE COUNTRY AND THEY ARE BEING HONORED. ILLEGALS MUST BE DEPORTED, TRUMP IS NOT AGAINST IMMIGRANTS, BUT LEGAL IMMIGRANTS WHOM CAN HELP, NOT TO BE A PROBLEM TO OUR ECONOMY, SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS.

Gerry
Gerry
3 years ago
Reply to  RAFAEL

EXACTLY RIGHT !!!!!!

Henry Bouchat
Henry Bouchat
3 years ago

Communities receive funds from the Federal government under various programs based on the number of citizens in that jurisdiction. Including non-citizens as a separate category in the census report enables a proper disbursement of funds as the programs have been authorized. Non-citizens are not entitled to receive federal monies.

Tom Edwards
Tom Edwards
3 years ago

How we supposed to know who and why are here if this is not on census. Census is suppose to show who are citizens and how many who are not. This is to show the voting numbers. So we have a idea who is able to vote and how many do not. Some presincts have more voters than people. this why the Democrats do not want voter I.D. is dead people do not have pockets to carry their cards. There is no good honest way to vote. Many go to several presincts and vote. The electronic machines are owned and ran by Soros. The can be changed to fit his thinking which is all bad.

William
William
3 years ago

The Census is very important for setting the Congressional Districts according to population!! If a bunch of illegals, (See Minnesota Muslim cities), get to vote a Congressperson, (Imar) into Congress it’s totally ILLEGAL!!! And it needs to be cleaned out immediately!!!

ION
ION
3 years ago

Even if illegal immigrants do not specify their status, knowing the number of US citizens makes it easier to specify the number of those who have a green card, visa ……… and using other methods of population statistics can be determined by enough accuracy of US population structure. It is much more important for economic planning, labor, population growth (at local, state and federal level), ….. knowing the number of citizens than illegal immigrants.

dprato
dprato
3 years ago

Why would anyone object to answering that question. As a citizen when I go to a Dr”s office I have to show my id when I present my Medicare Card, I had to show ID when I registered to vote, I have to show ID at the bank when I want to make a cash withdrawal. So what’s the big deal unless people want illegals to vote illegally and get all the free stuff we taxpayers foot the bill for.
As an American Citizen you are definitely a second class person with illegals being first class as far as Democrats are concerned. They don’t represent you who voted for them they represent those who shouldn’t even be here.

Raymond F Miller
3 years ago

Once again President Donald J. Trump stands up for America and Americans. God Bless you and your family Mr. President. May the good Lord continue to keep you safe and help you save our country. Thank You for your service.

John Bragg
John Bragg
3 years ago

2020TRUMP2020 and beyond!

Ernest Lane
Ernest Lane
3 years ago

It seems to me that Sec. 2 of the 14th Amdt, which governs the census, cannot be complied with unless you know the number of “citizens” in a State. And he only way to know is to ask.

Tony Winters
Tony Winters
3 years ago

The total number of people living within a state directly affects the amount of Federal Funding that state receives, therefore the Democrats/Leftists/Liberals/Socialists want all of the Illegals counted it means more money for their Pork Barrel programs. The Population of a State also has the potential of changing the number of House of Representative for that state. The total number of House Members is 435 representatives, a number fixed by law since 1911 a state like California could get an addition Member and thereby reducing the number of Representatives of another State. If California did get an additional House Member what are the chances a Republican would be elected? The Democrats/Leftists/Liberals/Socialists aren’t nearly as stupid as people may think them to be. This is about Power, they don’t care about the American People they only care about power. They lost it in 2016 and they want it back and they are willing to do anything, including destroying this country to get it back, even if it means turning this country into a North America version of Venezuela.

Dennis
Dennis
3 years ago

This important piece of information that should ALWAYS be on the census should be left to the president. It has been on the census a whole lot more than off. It is critical that it remains as a entry on the census and never removed again! Let the president do his job of helping to protect us from ILLEGAL ALIENS who would come here to carry disease, financial disorder and lawlessness.

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