AG Barr Breaks Silence, ENDS Citizenship Question Debate

Here’s what he said…

Attorney General Bill Barr told the Associated Press that he believes the Trump administration can legally add the citizenship question to the 2020 census, even though the Supreme Court recently, narrowly, ruled against it’s inclusion.

Barr said he has been in regular contact with the President on the citizenship question. Barr told the AP “I agree with him that the Supreme Court decision was wrong.”

He added there is “an opportunity potentially to cure the lack of clarity that was the problem and we might as well take a shot at doing that.”

Barr refused to provided additional details on how the citizenship question might get added to the census.

Reports have indicated that the President is looking to sign an executive orderdirecting the Commerce Department to include the question.

Civil rights groups and some states strongly object to the citizenship question proposal, calling it a Republican ploy to scare immigrants into not participating in the census. That would lead to a population undercount in Democratic-leaning areas with high immigrant populations.

They say that officials lied about their motivations for adding the question and that the move would help Trump’s fellow Republicans gain seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and state legislatures when new electoral district boundaries are drawn.

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The Supreme Court on June 27 blocked Trump’s first effort to add the question, faulting the administration’s stated reason. The legal fight seemed to be over earlier in the week when the government said it would start printing census forms without the citizenship question. But the battle reignited last Wednesday when Trump reversed course via tweet.

“We’re working on a lot of things including an executive order,” Trump told reporters last Friday outside the White House as he left for his resort in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Truth is adding the citizenship question to the census is popular with voters.

Src: The Federalist Papers

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27 Comments

  • Rod
    Posted July 9, 2019 6:57 pm 0Likes

    It is only fair for everyone who participated in the census to show their citizenship. In other countries, even some of our allies, won’t let non-citizens participate.

  • Terry
    Posted July 9, 2019 7:01 pm 0Likes

    No authorization was given to remove it .Put it back an screw the dumbo X-rays an Obama the idiot that took it off.

  • William Merrell
    Posted July 9, 2019 7:03 pm 0Likes

    Why is finding out how many citizens are in this country wrong? Except that when the Constitution was written they assumed that all persons that were here would be lawful. Just because libs don’t really want all America to see how they are trying to screw our Constitution/country by adding millions of illegals (that they have illegally invited in) to the CA rolls to get more political clout.

    • dave
      Posted July 9, 2019 8:07 pm 0Likes

      Please cite the reading from a Founding Father which supports your statement that they believed all people would be here legally. The Founding Fathers wrote “persons” for the census because there were no illegal immigrants when they wrote the US Constitution as we had no immigration laws until the 1800s, but I wouldn’t expect a Trump supporter to know that! LMFAO!

    • John Siemens
      Posted July 9, 2019 8:38 pm 0Likes

      The US Constitution as well as State constitutions require a qualified voter to be a CITIZEN. We must know how many citizens are eligible to vote in a given district. When more votes are cast than there are citizens, it becomes abundantly clear that voter fraud has occurred. The Democratic party is pushing hard for voter fraud in order to steal elections at all government levels.

  • Grin n barrett
    Posted July 9, 2019 7:06 pm 0Likes

    I truly don’t get it. This question was on the census until Obama removed it. I understand why Democrats don’t want it replaced after they removed it. They can use it to to pad the democrat voters power. Counting illegal invaders as citizens gives them more clout in congress and more electoral votes for president. If you want a fair and honest election process, you should want this question included. You should also want photo ID for voters. I, for one, think that ever CITIZEN of this country is entitled to one vote, and only one vote. Those who violate our law should never vote again. Illegals who vote in our election should be immediately deported and never have the opportunity to become a citizen.

    • Dennis K
      Posted July 9, 2019 7:31 pm 0Likes

      Who, but an enemy of this country, could possibly object to that logic?

    • dave
      Posted July 9, 2019 8:17 pm 0Likes

      The “citizenship” question was last asked on the long form in 2000, 12 years before President Obama was inaugurated. It hadn’t been asked on the short census form since 1950. By the way there is absolutely no evidence of illegals voting in our country…however there is widespread evidence of the Republican party’s illegal voter suppression, but I wouldn’t expect a bigot such as you to know that.! LMFAO!

      • Steven
        Posted July 9, 2019 8:35 pm 0Likes

        There is plenty of proof I have seen it…a woman standing in line to vote gave here name, they looked it up to cross it off and her dead parents name above hers was marked off and when asked about it they said a mexican couple had given the names as theirs and voted…that is why we need IDs to vote….

      • John Siemens
        Posted July 9, 2019 8:48 pm 0Likes

        You are right about the question being on the 2000 census. But it was only 8 years before Obama was 1st elected in 2008. The 2010 census is where Obama removed the citizenship question in order to aid Democrats by allowing more voters in a district than the number of qualified CITIZEN voters. Perhaps SCOTUS should ask why Obama removed the question??????

      • Robert Taylor
        Posted July 10, 2019 12:03 am 0Likes

        Just answer this one questionif the illegal persons are not voting then how would asking them to so state that (the process is secret anyway) help the Republican election? By definition the word “immigrant” cannot apply to the settlers (most were British subjects).

        “Immigration is the international movement of people into a destination country of which they are not natives or where they do not possess citizenship in order to settle or reside there, especially as permanent residents or naturalized citizens, or to take up employment as a migrant worker or temporarily as a foreign worker.[1][2][3] “ By contrast we find the following in the definition of illegal immigrant. You will note the (BORDER is mentioned for illegal)
        “Illegal immigration is the illegal entry of a person or a group of persons across a country’s border, in a way that violates the immigration laws of the destination country, with the intention to remain in the country, as well as people who remain living in another country when they do not have the legal right to do so.

  • Gene
    Posted July 9, 2019 7:06 pm 0Likes

    This is a simple matter, the only people that object are those that “Want ” the illegal votes !! American citizens have No need to be upset !! The Dems. Of course,trying to rig election votes, so they can win the election . It’s the only way they can win the upcoming election,and they know it !! They have to “CHEAT ” to win !!

  • Ron C
    Posted July 9, 2019 7:06 pm 0Likes

    Don’t the activist mean areas with high ILLEGAL INVADER populations…??? Migrants are NOT illegal populations if they migrated legally.

  • jacqueline walker
    Posted July 9, 2019 7:12 pm 0Likes

    No illegals aren’t “supposed” to be able to vote. So why are Democrats pushing so hard for the question not to be put on the Census? The answer is simple the more people the more representatives in Congress, the more tax dollars sent to the state. Illegals are being used as the African-Americans were for years as pawns. Promises made like pie crust to be broken after the Democrat candidate was elected. Just as DACA recipients have been hung out to dry after Democrat representatives were elected in 2018, but they have yet to move on DACA or immigration reform even though President Trump has been open to both.

  • Pete
    Posted July 9, 2019 7:27 pm 0Likes

    As someone else has pointed out, the citizenship question is being RETURNED to the census, not added.

  • Robert Glade
    Posted July 9, 2019 7:33 pm 0Likes

    The argument that is being used by so-called civil rights groups and democrat states has absolutely nothing to do with scaring immigrants from responding to the census, because legal immigrants have nothing to be scared about . What they are admitting to is that they want illegal aliens to be counted so people who don’t belong here in the first place can continue to affect House elections. If the purpose of the census is to determine representation of American citizens, which it is, then we need to know only American citizens are counted

  • Big Ed
    Posted July 9, 2019 7:45 pm 0Likes

    I think that there is a more important question which should be answered than why does Trump want add the question about citizenship to the census. That question is why the hell was the question taken off the census in the first place? If we have a country, why aren’t we allowed to know who lives here, how many are citizens and how many are sponges, soaking up our welfare budget?

  • john
    Posted July 9, 2019 7:48 pm 0Likes

    Why would the democrats be against putting these people on the census? Isn’t that how the government decides how to divide the money by districts? the more people registered the more money they get for schools etc? Only thing is , it gives the republicans proof of illegal voting.

  • Chastran
    Posted July 9, 2019 7:54 pm 0Likes

    The citizenship question absolutely must appear on the census questionnaire, without fail. It will reveal how many illegal aliens are in the U.S. and be a real eye opener for the American people…

  • Bill
    Posted July 9, 2019 8:02 pm 0Likes

    Let me see if I got this right. The Democratic supporters say it will favor Republicans and will cause illegals and non citizens not to fill out census report. Therefore it is not fair as it would deprive immigrants being counted in census. Doesn’t that sound a little odd since it would favor Democratic districts if illegals are counted. Stinks of politics and yes you should be a citizen to be counted. Drain The Swamp and let’s get back to American values and THE RULE OF LAW!

  • Rodney A. Wenger
    Posted July 9, 2019 8:22 pm 0Likes

    under what did Obama use to remove the Question in the first place? The only reason is to have illegals counted is for more representatives Democrat held cities an states. any one and that includes the Supreme court should up hold the question. Did John need votes for something coming up?

  • John Siemens
    Posted July 9, 2019 8:32 pm 0Likes

    The reason Obama took it off was to aid Democrats in voter fraud. If we know how many citizens are present in a voting district, it is easier to identify voter fraud when more persons vote than there are citizens. This is the same reason Democrats are wanting open borders and drivers licenses for illegals. They intend to steal the election just like they tried to do for Hillary.

  • Marcus
    Posted July 9, 2019 8:41 pm 0Likes

    Once again We see the Hypocrisy and double standard of the Domestic Enemy of our Nation , The Communist Demonic Rats , They talk about Civil Rights and Civil Rights Groups , Foreign Criminal Invaders and Foreign Parasites / Unregistered Democrats have no rights , They are Foreigners that have Invaded our country illegally and our Communist Party is using them as a weapon to subvert our laws and our Sovereignty to wage Asymmetrical War on our Constitutional Republic

  • CHRIS HINES
    Posted July 9, 2019 9:26 pm 0Likes

    Does not matter if illegal immigrants fill out the census or not, they do not count. If they are here legally they know they have nothing to fear so this is all a waste of time. Dems want illegals to lie and be counted so these sanctuary states will receive billions more taxpayers money and more representatives in Congress.

  • James
    Posted July 9, 2019 9:26 pm 0Likes

    The Deal is that the Democrats will always oppose the question of citizenship because THEY NEED THESE ILLEGAL VOTES TO BE ELECTED AND THAT IS A FACT; because why would any sane citizen vote for a Democrat who promises you they will take you right to defend yourself,destroy law enforcement, remove our borders, force socialistic health care on you, raise your taxes, put you in the unemployment line,take your money for reparation,destroy freedom of religion.take your assets and give them to the freeloader and illegals,destroy the sanctity of traditional marriages , patronize the criminal sect and EVENTUALLY DESTROY THIS NATION !!!

  • Charles
    Posted July 9, 2019 11:40 pm 0Likes

    Illegal Alien residents of a district are not going to participate in the census, regardless of the citizenship question.
    And.. if they do answer the census, they are not going draw attention to themselves by admitting they are not citizens. It’s just a check mark, and will probably delay any repercussions if they are (ever) found out.
    If you think illegals are downright honest, and law abiding… I think you’re mostly wrong. They’re people. People self protect. They will disobey the law, as proven already.
    If they claim citizenship on the census – who’s to know? Then, at some shopping mall registration drive – they register to vote. Are they going to admit they are not citizens on the (honor-system, mail-in) registration form? That would be stupid, eh. What’s the point of registering. No. They are going to check ‘Citizen’ -yes- and join the “Democratic” party.
    Thus the electoral districts will be drawn in favor of the ‘democratics’.
    *
    The question is no more intrusive than the other personal question on the census.

  • Tom
    Posted July 10, 2019 1:49 am 0Likes

    Even better question why was it a Democrap who took the question off in the first place? We all know who that was and he is still around. Funny the Democraps want to fight this so hard but they are not willing to do the WORK of the People. One has to wonder who they really care about.

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