Commerce secretary: Citizenship question back in Census for 2020

Commerce secretary: Citizenship question back in Census for 2020

[Ed. – Unalloyed good news.]

In a historic moment for President Trump’s administration, Commerce Department Secretary Wilbur Ross has announced that a question asking United States residents if they are American citizens will be placed on the 2020 Census.

Ross made the announcement late on Monday evening, writing in a statement:

After a thorough review of the legal, program, and policy considerations, as well as numerous discussions with Census Bureau leadership, Members of Congress, and interested stakeholders, Secretary Ross has determined that reinstatement of a citizenship question on the 2020 decennial census questionnaire is necessary to provide complete and accurate census block level data.

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Left-wing politicians, the open borders lobby, and former President Obama’s Census Bureau director have claimed that asking U.S. residents if they are citizens would be unconstitutional and a “risk.”

As Breitbart News reported, newly released research revealed that the open borders lobby’s claim that foreign-born U.S. residents would be scared off from answering the 2020 Census if the citizenship question was added was unfounded and unlikely.

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