Democrats Outraged That Trump’s Census Will Question Citizenship
In a move that rocked the Party of Endless Voter Fraud on Monday, the Commerce Department announced that the 2020 U.S. Census will include a question about the respondent’s citizenship status. Wails could be heard from sea to shining sea as the left came to terms with the stunning fact that the American public could soon have a very good idea of how many people are actually in this country illegally. That’s a secret they are desperate to keep a tight lid on, because there’s no way this “11 million” figure they’ve been throwing around for years is still accurate. They don’t want the average American to realize that the number is two or three times that and finally come to the understanding that, yes, something needs to be done about our borders.
There’s another reason that Democrats want to keep this question off the census – one they are a little more up front about admitting. They believe that by including this question, illegal immigrants will avoid taking the census at all. If they do that, then states like California that have basically given up even trying to enforce the law (and in fact have actively fought AGAINST enforcing it) could lose out on valuable federal money. That money is allocated according to population; if California’s population suddenly shrinks this year by six or seven million, we’ll not only have a good idea of how many illegals are living in sanctuary, we’ll also be able to save quite a bit of taxpayer money.
And why shouldn’t we? Why should American citizens have to not only watch California flaunt congressional law but actually subsidize the state for doing so? It’s absurd. If California Democrats want so badly to provide a sanctuary for illegal immigrants, let California taxpayers be the ones to pick up the bill. Maybe then the voters will finally turn against Sacramento’s push to turn the state into North Mexico.
Naturally, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has already filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration, claiming that the citizenship question is unconstitutional.
“The Trump administration is threatening to derail the integrity of the census by seeking to add a question relating to citizenship to the 2020 census questionnaire,” Becerra wrote in an op-ed for the San Francisco Chronicle. “Innocuous at first blush, its effect would be truly insidious. It would discourage noncitizens and their citizen family members from responding to the census, resulting in a less accurate population count.”
As we said, though, we believe that California’s real concern is that the 2020 population count will be all TOO accurate.