US citizen and "temporarily staying" is not the same thing: Trump wants to bring the Question of citizenship to the Census
The deadline for making changes to the census forms is June 30th. (ACLU) filed on Friday a request to ban the inclusion of the issue of citizenship in these forms. The initial position of the current president’s administration was that it was impossible to amend the questionnaire after June 30, but when the court ruled that the issue of citizenship would not be included, Trump announced that he would try to temporarily postpone the census in order to continue the struggle for the issue of citizenship.
“The Trump administration repeatedly argued the census forms could not be altered after June 30. They’ve now changed their tune because the Supreme Court ruled against them. They can’t have it both ways. Trump’s lawlessness will not go unanswered,” Dale Ho, director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, said in a statement.
The census will determine the number of seats and congressional votes that each state will receive, as well as how votes will be counted over the next ten years after its adoption. This turn of events can dramatically resources and the influence of the immigrant community in Congress.
Attorney General Letitia James stated that the inclusion of this question in the census is illegal.
“We will not sit idly by and allow the President to subvert the law. As we celebrate Independence Day, all of us, including the President, should be reminded that we live in a democracy, not a dictatorship, and must follow the law, even if we disagree with it. We will continue to move forward and make sure everyone is counted in the 2020 census.”
Donald Trump is going to make every effort to include this question in the 2020 census.
So important for our Country that the very simple and basic “Are you a Citizen of the United States?” question be allowed to be asked in the 2020 Census. Department of Commerce and the Department of Justice are working very hard on this, even on the 4th of July!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 4, 2019
Opinions of users Reddit divided. Some consider it rational to count people in accordance with their official status in the United States, while others compare this behavior with the Nazi regime.