Trump gave a speech in the rose garden explaining that he was signing an executive order to determine our actual population.
He originally wanted to get a question added to the census but they fought it, and although he could have won, it would have delayed the census.
“I am hereby ordering every department and agency in the federal government to provide the Department of Commerce with all requested records regarding the number of citizens and noncitizens in our country.
They must furnish all legally accessible records in their possession immediately. We will utilize these vast federal databases to gain a full, complete and accurate count of the noncitizen population, including databases maintained by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration.”
“We will leave no stone unturned.”
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“Attorney General William Barr later took the podium at the event to congratulate the president on the executive order, and indicated that it marks the end of the three separate ongoing court cases the administration is fighting in Maryland, California and New York over the administration’s efforts to add the question to the census.
“There is simply no way to litigate these issues and obtain relief from the current injunctions in time to implement any new decision without jeopardizing our ability to carry out the census,” Barr said, after insisting that he believed the government’s effort would have inevitably survived a legal review if brought back before the Supreme Court.
But Barr also suggested, near the close of his remarks, that the administration would explore ways to potentially use the information collected from agencies to advise the congressional redistricting process, a move that would almost certainly generate a legal challenge from the same groups that brought lawsuits over the citizenship question.”
“67% of voters approve of adding a citizenship question to the census, per a Harvard/Harris poll.”
This shouldn’t have been a big deal. Most Americans think that we should ask about citizenship. Instead, Trump had to put out an executive order to do an actual count of Americans.
Dems just don’t want to have to start paying for all of the illegals in their sanctuary cities.