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  • Two Whitefish Bay students win first prize in C-SPAN competition

    04/17/2018 9:02:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Two Whitefish Bay High School students have won first prize for the documentary they submitted in C-SPAN's national 2018 StudentCam competition. Will Foote and James Dyer will receive $3,000 for their documentary "WI Votes Count?", which focuses on gerrymandering and the 14th Amendment Equal Protection Clause. The documentary is scheduled to be aired on C-SPAN and throughout the day April 20, according to a news release from C-SPAN. Fellow Whitefish Bay students Patricia Mathu, Emma Mitchell and Jong Jung were third-prize winners and will receive $750 for their documentary "Neither Snow Nor Rain" about the Postal Clause. Dyer said he...
  • Census Citizenship Question: There are 5 arguments against it, and they're all bogus

    04/06/2018 4:34:14 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | IBD Editorial Board
    Enumeration: As soon as Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced that the 2020 Census would include a citizenship question, a flurry of protests erupted. But a closer look at the arguments against adding this question shows that none holds water. So what explains the fierce opposition? You'd think that adding a question about the citizenship of people living in the United States every 10 years would not be a source of controversy. But the attack has been brutal. Former Attorney General Eric Holder called it "a direct attack on our representative democracy." And that was one of the more polite responses....
  • Census staff warned of immigrant fears long before citizenship question

    04/04/2018 12:15:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | April 3, 2018 | By EMILY GOODIN
    The Census Bureau warned last fall, that based on focus groups and pre-testing for the 2020 Census, its staff members were reporting increased fear among immigrants that the information they volunteered would be used against them and their families. And on Tuesday, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman cited similar fears as he led 18 states, six major cities, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors in filing a lawsuit against the Trump administration for its inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. The state of California has already filed a separate suit. “This is a blatant effort to...
  • Legal analysis: Are you a citizen? Here's what happens if you lie on the census.

    04/02/2018 8:54:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 2, 2018 | by Danny Cevallos
    It's a federal crime not to answer census questions or to give false information. But here's why you shouldn't worry about being prosecuted. Article I, Section 2, of the Constitution requires the enumeration of people in the U.S. every 10 years for the purpose of apportioning congressional representatives. The "Census Clause" also requires that representatives be apportioned among the states "according to their respective Numbers." Federal law provides that anyone who refuses to answer or willfully neglects to answer any of the questions in connection with any census or survey shall be fined a maximum of $100, or a maximum...
  • Liberals' Reaction to the Census Citizenship Question Is Why We Should Push For It At All Costs

    04/02/2018 5:21:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | April 2, 2018 | Scott Morefield
    Last Monday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced that his state would be filing suit against the Trump administration, not for conducting a door-to-door Eisenhower-style round-up of illegals in the state or even for slapping a coat of paint and some duct tape on a few broken-down sections of border fencing (not that they wouldn’t totally sue for those things), but rather for a simple question the Department of Commerce plans to add to the 2020 Census. “Filing suit against @realdonaldtrump's Administration over decision to add #citizenship question on #2020Census. Including the question is not just a bad idea —...
  • Census citizenship question sparks firestorm of protest

    03/31/2018 7:50:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 31, 2018 | Steve Kurtz
    Are you a citizen of the United States? It seems like a simple enough question. But the Trump administration’s plan to add it to the 2020 census has caused a firestorm of protest. A multi-state lawsuit, led by New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, is being brought to prevent the question from appearing on the census. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has filed a separate lawsuit over the same issue. Opponents claim the citizenship question will keep people from filling out the census, especially those not legally residing in the U.S. As Schneiderman put it in a release, the Trump...
  • Bill Clinton’s Census Asked About Citizenship

    03/30/2018 2:52:22 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 13 replies
    ntk network ^ | 03.27.2018
    Former President Bill Clinton’s Department of Commerce asked about citizenship in their 2000 census. Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Tom Perez said that asking a citizenship question on the census was “a craven attack on our democracy and a transparent attempt to intimidate immigrant communities.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said the decision violated the Constitution. However, the 2000 U.S. Census long-form questionnaire, which went out to an “average of one in six households,” included questions about citizenship. Where was the Democrats’ outrage in 2000 over questions about citizenship?
  • 24 million could skip Census because of citizenship question: Report

    03/30/2018 9:24:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 133 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 30, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    The man who ran the 2000 census for the Clinton administration predicted Friday that more than 24 million people may refuse to take part in the 2020 count now that the survey is going to ask about citizenship status. Robert Shapiro, who was under secretary at the Commerce Department during the 2000 count, called the decision to ask about citizenship “dangerous.” He predicted 6.8 million illegal immigrants will duck the count altogether, as would about half of the 8.8 million legal residents who live in a household with an illegal immigrant present. The other half, he said, will likely lie...
  • Illegal Immigration Gives Cities Political Power

    03/30/2018 8:10:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | March 30, 2018 | By JAMES W. LUCAS
    he Commerce Department has announced that a question will be added to the 2020 Census asking about respondents’ citizenship status. Democrats have responded with fury. While their argument is that the question will discourage illegal immigrants from participating in the survey, there is another, related reason why the urban elites who now dominate the Democratic party are afraid of this simple question. With this question, the 2020 Census will better quantify the extent to which immigration, including illegal immigration, gives Democrats disproportionate political power - despite the fact that immigrants themselves are not allowed to vote. This happens because seats...
  • Opinion: Trump wants to reframe the census to fit his definition of America, not protect Americans

    03/30/2018 6:18:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | March 29, 2018 | by Michelle Chen
    The purpose of an accurate census count is to help the government understand the people for whom it is responsible — full stop. A fully inclusive census is vital for informing policy-making, whether determining how many roadways are required for a region’s population, monitoring local public health trends or ensuring our tax dollars are fairly allocated to school districts. Trump’s move to add a citizenship question to the census follows months of intense opposition across Washington and civil society. Asking about citizenship status (a question that federal authorities have deliberately left off the census since 1950) risks alienating many prospective...
  • Democrats Fear Illegal Aliens Losing Elected Representation After 2020 Census

    03/29/2018 7:36:35 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Mar 2018 | John Binder
    Democrats are concerned that illegal aliens will lose their elected representation following the 2020 Census, which will ask respondents whether or not they are United States citizens. Though American citizens living in states have had to deal with their votes being diluted by the votes of citizens living amongst large illegal alien populations for decades, Democrats remain worried for illegal aliens and their elected representation. Juan Escalante, an open borders activist, raised concerns for illegal aliens in the Huffington Post: This question about U.S. citizenship could have damaging effects on our nation. Not only would taxpayers see their states losing...
  • Census Citizenship Question Flushes Out Democrats

    03/28/2018 6:23:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush ^ | March 28, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I can’t emphasize this enough. I had a conversation with Mr. Snerdley. He came in here today, “You know what? This thing with these Democrats going ape over the question on the new census form about citizenship, you know what that’s doing?” I said, “What?” “That is exposing for everybody the truth of what you’ve been saying for the last 20 years about this. You’ve been telling people the Democrats only care about this because they want more voters and they want more dependence on the government and they want more people that can’t do anything for themselves, so...
  • Tucker: 'The Left Almost Lost Consciousness' Over Census' Immigration Question

    03/28/2018 10:32:15 AM PDT · by yoe · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 27, 2018 | Tucker Carlson
    Video:Tucker Carlson said the political left loudly objected to the return of a question in the U.S. census that asks about citizenship status. Carlson reminded the audience that the main point of the census is to apportion congressional districts. "The left came close to losing consciousness today," Carlson said, after Secretary Wilbur Ross and the Commerce Department announced their 2020 census would again ask about citizenship status. The question was absent from the 2010 census and was a fixture on the form from 1820 to 1950.
  • Rubio says asking citizenship question on census in Florida should be ‘no problem’

    03/28/2018 9:50:04 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 31 replies ^ | 2/28/18 | Mary Ellen Klas
    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio departed from his Miami colleagues Tuesday and said the decision by Commerce Secretary Ross on Monday to include a citizenship question in the 2020 Census is, essentially, no big deal. “I personally don’t see the problem with it,″ Rubio told reporters at a “pen and pad” briefing in Tallahassee Tuesday. “I think there’s a lot of noise being made about it.” Rubio’s comments diverge from the opinion of other members of Congress from South Florida who have said they fear some people could be dissuaded from answering the census if the citizenship question is asked. It...
  • DNC's Perez: "Voter Suppression" To Only Count Number Of U.S. Citizens In Census

    03/28/2018 5:34:04 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 135 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 3-27-2018 | Ian Schwartz
    om Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, joins MSNBC's MTP Daily to discuss the citizenship question being added to the 2020 census. Guest host Katy Tur asked Perez shouldn't it matter who is a citizen of this country, in terms of representation, and who is not. Perez said trying to figure out who and who is not a citizen is a "scare tactic" and called it "voter suppression" to only county U.S. citizens in the census. He said not counting non-citizens will hurt "funding formulas." (snip) They want to change it to count the number of U.S. citizens so...
  • [CAIR]: Asking U.S. Residents If They’re American Citizens Is a ‘White Supremacist Agenda’

    03/28/2018 6:44:55 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 33 replies
    breitbart ^ | 27 Mar 2018 | JOHN BINDER
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is the latest left-wing organization to lambast the Commerce Department’s decision to ask US residents on the 2020 Census if they are American citizens. This week, President Trump’s administration announced in a historic decision that it would put the citizenship question back on the U.S. Census — a question that has not been included since 1950 — a move that will provide Americans with more accurate data on unemployment, the number of citizens in the country, and a better look into the foreign-born population. The open borders lobby, though, is blasting the decision, as...
  • It’s Come to This: Democrats Oppose a Question About Citizenship

    03/27/2018 5:01:28 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 14 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Tired of all this Winning yet? – The Dow closed up 669 points on Monday because traders figured out that – guess what? – there’s not going to be a trade war after all. Turns out that – for the 10,000th time, dammit – President Trump is not the raging idiot the fake news media portrays him to be, and just as importantly, the Chinese aren’t morons, either. Both sides realize a trade war is not any good for anyone, and are busily engaged in getting to a renegotiated trade equation with...
  • Big Victory for President Trump:’ Commerce Department Puts U.S. Citizenship Question Back on Census

    03/27/2018 10:41:06 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 18 replies
    breitbart ^ | 26 Mar 2018 | JOHN BINDER
    In a historic moment for President Trump’s administration, Commerce Department Secretary Wilbur Ross has announced that a question asking United States residents if they are American citizens will be placed on the 2020 Census. Ross announced: After a thorough review of the legal, program, and policy considerations, as well as numerous discussions with Census Bureau leadership, Members of Congress, and interested stakeholders, Secretary Ross has determined that reinstatement of a citizenship question on the 2020 decennial census questionnaire is necessary to provide complete and accurate census block level data. Since 1950, the citizenship question has not been asked, leaving the...
  • Democrats Hasten to Challenge Citizenship Question on Census

    03/27/2018 3:43:52 PM PDT · by Innovative · 61 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 27, 2018 | Janet Adamy and Paul Overberg
    Democratic lawmakers and state officials lined up swiftly to try to block a Trump administration plan to ask 2020 Census respondents whether they are U.S. citizens, setting up a battle over the decennial population count. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said he would lead a multistate lawsuit to stop the administration from adding the question to the next census after the administration announced its intention to do so late Monday night. Last month he and 18 other attorneys general and one governor wrote to Commerce Department Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the Census Bureau, urging him not to proceed...
  • Eric Holder, California to Sue Trump Admin Over Reinstating Citizenship Question to Census

    03/27/2018 8:33:11 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 66 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 27, 2018 | Kristinn Taylor
    The Trump administration announced Monday night it will be reinstating a citizenship question to the decennial census in 2020, prompting threats of lawsuits by prominent Democrats. Former Obama Attorney General Eric Holder and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra separately announced they will file respective lawsuits to stop the citizenship question from being asked during the census. Holder’s statement called the move by the Trump administration a “direct attack on our representative democracy.” Becerra called the decision, “illegal.” The Commerce Department, which oversees the census, issued a statement announcing the decision: Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that a question...