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In Rebuke of Trump's Effort to 'Weaponize' 2020 Census Against Immigrant Communities, Federal Judge Strikes Down Citizenship Question

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In Rebuke of Trump's Effort to 'Weaponize' 2020 Census Against Immigrant Communities, Federal Judge Strikes Down Citizenship Question

Julia Conley, staff writer

Civil liberties and immigration rights advocates are applauding a ruling decision by a federal judge New York on Tuesday after the court struck down the Trump administration's attempt to insert a citizenship question in to the 2020 Census.

Ruling on a lawsuit filed by the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), the ACLU, and other groups, U.S. District Judge Jess Furman said that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the Census, acted illegally when he requested that the question be added.

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This is why McConnell and the GOP have stacked the legal system for their benefit and how they get paid by the dark side for doing it. Soon those judges with decency they hope will be gone and rule on their fake Dictator level system of white supremacy.

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I think only citizens should be counted for determining congressional representation. I support the question. It is irrelevant with whom the Secretary of Commerce had conversations in preparing the questionnaire.

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Wrong. The census numbers are used for myriad other purposes including financial allocations which every state in the country can benefit from. And even people who aren’t citizens have some Consitutional protections or benefit from safety net provisions which allocations depend on numbers of people, not merely citizens.

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