President Trump Wants To Order Adding Citizenship Question To Census 2020
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On Thursday, July 11, 2019, President Trump continues to fight for adding the citizenship question to Census 2020. Keep in mind that the U.S. Constitution (Article I, section 2) makes it clear that census is in the domain of the Congress. Congress delegated that power to the Department of Commerce to execute the power of conducting the census. Supreme Court also ruled that the administration rationale for including the citizenship question did not hold up. Former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade does not believe that executive order would provide the power to override Supreme Court decision regarding adding the citizenship question to 2020 census.
President Donald Trump tweeted today, in italics, below:
“The White House will be hosting a very big and very important Social Media Summit today. Would I have become President without Social Media? Yes (probably)! At its conclusion, we will all go to the beautiful Rose Garden for a News Conference on the Census and Citizenship.”
President Trump is expected to take executive action to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. CBS News White House correspondents Ben Tracy and Paula Reid joined CBSN with what to expect from the Rose Garden announcement today, in the video “Trump to announce executive action on citizenship question“, below:
President Trump is poised to announce that he will take executive action to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census despite the fact that the Supreme Court rejected his administration’s rationale for doing exactly that. Former Spokesperson for the House Oversight Committee Kurt Badella and Politics Editor for TheRoot.com, Jason Johnson join Stephanie Ruhle to break down what we know, in the video “Donald Trump Expected To Order Adding Citizenship Question To Census, Velshi & Ruhle, MSNBC“, below:
President Trump criticizes the Supreme Court for its decision about the 2020 Census. He thinks there should be a question asking people if they are a citizen of the United States. Catholic bishops present a different view. White House Correspondent Mark Irons reports for EWTN News Nightly, in the video “Census citizenship question provokes President Trump-ENN-2019-07-09“, below:
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ position, in italics, below:
“We reaffirm that all persons in the United States should be counted in the Census regardlss of their immigration status and reemphasize our judgment that questions regarding citizenship should not be included in the Census.”
Attorney General William Barr said he sees a way to legally require 2020 census respondents to declare whether or not they are citizens, despite a Supreme Court ruling that forbade asking the question. CBS News Legal Analyst Kim Wehle joins CBSN from Washington to explain how it could happen, in the video “William Barr sees a legal way to ask about citizenship on census.”, below:
Administrative Procedure Act, an important statue to ensure that when agency makes laws, it is done properly and receives oversight by the court. Apparently, the Trump administration tried to add citizenship question to the census 2020, without having followed all the proper procedures. It appears as though President Trump, without having the patience to follow through with all of the proper procedures, is now considering using the executive order to bypass the Administrative Procedure Act altogether.
Two important items to keep in mind: 1. United States of America is a nation of laws. 2. Over-use of the executive order power may lead to more power for the executive branch for all subsequent American presidents. What kind of the impact will this have on the checks and balance intrinsic to our nation and Constitution?
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker More about the community at www.WindermereSun.com
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