It seems like common sense that a country has the right to know who is living in it. Most people probably already thought that the census already asks people whether they are citizens of the United States or not. It doesn’t. And, according to an activist judge in New York, that’s not going to change any time soon.
From Fox News:
A federal judge in New York on Tuesday barred the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census.
U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman ruled that while a question on citizenship would be constitutional, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had added it arbitrarily and did not follow proper procedure. The ruling comes after a three-week trial in November.
“Secretary Ross’s decision to add a citizenship question to 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,” he wrote.
You think this decision is made if Obama is president? Probably not. This smells like just another judge who doesn’t like Trump.
Important to note that this judge, Jesse Furman, was an Obama appointee so there you go.
Apparently, it’s none of the government’s business who lives in this country.
Pretty crazy to think about.