Judge Rules On Census

PUBLISHED: 6:02 PM 11 Feb 2019

Federal Judge Rules On Citizenship Census Question

Instead of immediately bowing to the civil liberties groups asking that courts block the administration from administering a citizenship question on the census, a federal judge has ruled there’s no immediate need to block it.

The injunction was denied.

Many people speculate that liberal groups are fighting the Trump administration’s intention of adding a citizenship question to the next census because they are terrified that the real numbers of illegal aliens living in the United States will create a massive outcry.

They’re likely correct.

If people know just how many illegals were living in the U.S., collecting federal welfare in the form of the earned income and child tax credits, as well as free education and food stamps for their anchor babies, the public sentiment would probably make democrats’ heads spin.

In fact, many argue that democrats are fighting to keep the borders open because they know that their only hope of duping another voting block into supporting them relies on promising free stuff for illegals who come here to succor off American taxpayers.

However, an attempt to get a preliminary injunction against the citizenship question on the U.S. census failed on Friday.

US District Judge Dabney Friedrich declined the request made by privacy and civil liberties nonprofit group, the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

“The group argued that the US Census Bureau was required to complete a privacy impact assessment before Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the addition of the question.

“In response, the government acknowledged it is required to update its privacy impact assessments, but must do so before collecting census responses, rather than before deciding what questions would appear.”

The judge recognized the law, and ruled accordingly.

In a 20-page decision, Friedrich wrote, “The Bureau did not act contrary to the E-Government Act by deciding to collect citizenship data before conducting, reviewing, or releasing a PIA addressing that decision.”

The Electronic Privacy Information Center said in a statement it “intends to press forward with” its lawsuit in the District of Columbia and is one of seven lawsuits brought by various liberal and leftist groups determined to keep Americans in the dark about the exact numbers of illegal criminals living in the U.S.

The Commerce Department announced in March that it intended to resurrect a question about whether respondents are US citizens in the 2020 census.

Another activist federal judge in New York ordered last month that the citizen question not be included in the census, but that case is heading to the Supreme Court.

Congress is also ready to question Wilbur Ross about how he ‘determined’ to add the question, apparently thinking the liberal media can make some news out of the administration’s ‘intentions.’

Many people agree that the citizenship question is necessary to get an accurate assessment of how many people are living in the U.S. who are not supposed to be here.