Judge Strikes Down Citizenship Question in 2020 Census

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Should the census be allowed to ask this question

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    A Federal Judge has ordered the Commerce Dept to not have the question on the Census.

    Judge Orders Trump Administration To Remove 2020 Census Citizenship Question

    Furman's decision marks a significant milestone in a legal battle that began shortly after the Trump administration announced last year that the 2020 census would include a controversial question about U.S. citizenship status. The added question was: "Is this person a citizen of the United States?" All U.S. households have not been asked such a question on the census since 1950.
     
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    What it means to even be an American is being watered down and devalued.
     
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    Radical, out of control jurist appointed by B. Hussein O. Wants to reward "Sanctuary" states and jurisdictions for encouraging illegals to move their. Places like California will get more representatives in congress as their illegal populations will soar.
     
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    I'm all for doubling or quadrupling the legal immigration quota. Heck, let all illegals who are here have an easy path to citizenship if they can work and stay out of jail for a decade.

    Still, what's the real harm in asking for counting purposes? Are we going to find out there are more illegals near the border or something and target enforcement into certain census tracks? Are people going to answer honestly?
     
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    Shrug.

    It goes to the next level.
     
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    Democrats forcing their moral neutrality on everyone.
     
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    As I recall, the Census is a binding document and you can get into trouble for lying on it. It carries with it, the force of law. In short, you’re testifying.

    Wouldn’t asking that question be a violation of the 5th Amendment?
     
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    Citizenship is controversial?
    Wtf
     
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    Good point on the 5th.

    Is the Census supposed to be anonymous though where it can't be used for criminal prosecution?
     
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    Ask drug dealers on the occupation question....
     
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