The Trump administration is grappling with a fresh lawsuit. 17 states and a smattering of cities sued the government Tuesday, claiming that officials went out of bounds by adding a citizenship inquiry to the 2020 census.
It’s the first time in 70 years that a question about immigration status has been included on the form.
“It’s unlawful. It’s unfair,” New York Attorney General Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said.
The left hates anything that poses a challenge to illegal immigrants and they love squabbling with President Trump, so the lawsuit isn’t exactly a surprise. Their official argument is that asking residents about their citizenship status would muck up the census’ results.
The immigration debate is particularly fraught with tension. The Trump administration is trying to implement meaningful policy changes but they’re being blocked at every turn.
No one can deny that President Trump is an extremely effective leader. His campaign promises weren’t just fluff. He really wants to reform the country’s broken immigration system. A lot of politicians behave as though they don’t think illegal immigration is a real crime.
“The prospect of someone saying, ‘I am from the Trump administration’ knocking on your door to ask a question about citizenship would understandably provoke real fear,” Schneiderman said.
Some people would respond that living among unknown illegal immigrants is what really provokes fear.
The government is confident that the legal challenges will fail.
“We are not going to comment on the specifics of pending litigation, but these cases are without merit. We look forward to prevailing in court and continuing to work with the Census Bureau to conduct a complete and accurate 2020 census,” an administration official said.
President Trump is attacking illegal immigration on many fronts. The carefree days a lot of migrants enjoyed under the Obama administration are over. The crackdown has begun.
(Source: Daily Mail)