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  • Census officials prepare for low number of applications ahead of 2020 survey

    08/11/2019 5:52:38 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 18 replies
    Tribune Review (Suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | Friday, August 9, 2019 11:45 a.m. | Megan Tomasic
    The Census Bureau is hiring — and officials plan to employ more than 500,000 part-time and temporary workers across the country. Between Westmoreland and Allegheny counties, officials expect to field about 12,000 applications, census spokesperson Susan Licate said. “The hiring needs within each county vary and are ongoing,” she said. “For example, to properly staff Westmoreland County, we estimate reviewing nearly 3,000 applications so as to identify the right candidates for the positions. Allegheny County, 9,000 applications.” According to the census website, workers in Westmoreland County will make $16 per hour, while Allegheny County workers will make $18.50. Available positions...
  • Alabama Sues Over How Census Counts US Population

    07/30/2019 7:16:20 PM PDT · by bitt · 26 replies
    epoch times ^ | 7/30/2019 | Matthew VADUM
    The state of Alabama is suing the federal government over how it counts people in the census, claiming it will lose a seat in Congress because it has a low illegal-alien population. The lawsuit, filed May 21, 2018, in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, is garnering attention now after two federal judges permanently enjoined the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census earlier this month. The dual rulings came after the Supreme Court ruled June 27 in Department of Commerce v. New York that the citizenship question couldn’t be included in the...
  • 2020 Census Citizenship Controversy Exposes True Open Borders Agenda

    07/27/2019 6:26:49 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 27 Jul, 2019 | Tom Tancredo
    …….When the national debate over illegal immigration and border security was heating up back in 2005 and 2006 in response to amnesty proposals in Congress, I was roundly criticized for suggesting the opposition to amnesty was rooted in opposition to secure borders. I was attacked by some prominent leaders of the Republican Party for saying that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce saw illegal aliens as cheap labor and the Democrat Party saw them as future Democratic voters. I take no pleasure in observing in 2019 that Democratic leaders in Congress are aggressively advocating open borders as a path to a...
  • The Census Requirement (Could Trump Ditch The Door-Knockers Altogether?)

    07/20/2019 9:42:31 AM PDT · by Be Careful · 18 replies
    Cornell Law School ^ | Legal Information Institute
    """The language employed—“actual enumeration”—requires an actual count, but gives Congress wide discretion in determining the methodology of that count. The word “enumeration” refers to a counting process without describing the count’s methodological details."""
  • Trump’s ‘Accidental’ Win on the Citizenship Question

    07/20/2019 9:01:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | July 20, 2019 | Jon N, Hall
    Whether by accident or by design, President Trump has alighted upon the exact right solution for ascertaining the truest enumeration of American citizens. Not only that, but his workaround solution should have been done regardless of the recent opinion by the Supreme Court. That is, even if the Court had found that the administration could include the citizenship question in the census, Trump should still have directed his agencies, especially the Social Security Administration, to have their computer programmers write simple little programs to count up the people on their databases by citizen and all other categories. Americans who care...
  • Despite Democrats' Fearmongering, There’s a Long Precedent for the Citizenship Question

    07/17/2019 10:25:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2019 | Jim Renacci
    The hard left in America will stop at nothing to reshuffle all that we know to be true about America and the values we hold dear. The Betsy Ross flag, so celebrated as a symbol of freedom by Americans, is now racist.  Our brave and overworked agents on the southern border aren’t honored for saving the lives of men, women and children abandoned by human smugglers, but are accused of running ‘concentration camps.’  And now the most basic part of our national identity – citizenship – is under attack.The evidence is mounting that Democrats want to reshape what “American” means....
  • Population shifts set up huge House battleground

    07/17/2019 6:10:50 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/17/19 | Reid Wilson
    As many as 1 in 5 seats in the House of Representatives may be competitive next year as population shifts and partisan realignment conspire to create one of the most widespread battlefields in generations. Democrats will find themselves on defense in dozens of districts the party captured in 2018, including 31 districts President Trump won in 2016. Already, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has identified 36 members for its Frontline program, which protects endangered incumbents. Republicans, too, will have to defend districts in unexpected areas, seats that Democrats narrowly lost in 2018. Districts that have not been targets for years...
  • Federal judge permanently blocks citizenship question from census

    07/16/2019 2:15:42 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 110 replies
    KION ^ | Jul 16, 2019 | Jessica Schneider
    A New York federal judge has issued an order definitively blocking the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census in any form, despite the administration's insistence it has abandoned plans to add a question on the census.
  • Why John Roberts’ Census Citizenship Decision Is Legally And Politically Corrupt

    07/15/2019 9:31:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/15/2019 | Ben Weingarten
    Are we a nation of laws or a nation of men? Previously, the most radically leftist federal judges had failed this test on cases pertaining to the Trump administration. Now the highest court in the land has joined them.The fight over whether the simple question, “Is this person a citizen of the United States?” could appear on the 2020 U.S. census already implicated major issues of public policy, including immigration, national sovereignty, and voting rights. But the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the matter has now transcended these issues to challenge the rule of law itself, once again raising...
  • Just trying to keep immigration for political vs non-political purposes straight

    07/14/2019 1:42:19 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 11 replies
    The democrats encourage aliens to illegally enter the U.S. by inviting them to come in, bring women and children, don't worry about the dangers of illegally crossing borders, dangerous rivers, deserts, etc., it's all worth it to reach the land of milk and honey. They promise them jobs, welfare, foodstamps, free medical care, subsidized housing, free education and promise them free legal help and advice to ward off deportation. They harbor them in sanctuary cities where state and local governments will protect them from law enforcement and from the federal immigration authorities, even if they commit crimes. And the democrats...
  • Roberts Thwarted Trump, but Liberals Helped Undercut the Bureaucratic State

    07/13/2019 4:13:17 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 44 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 11, 2019 | John Yoo and James Phillips
    Chief Justice Roberts, joined by the four liberal justices (Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayor), declared that “the evidence tells a story that does not match the explanation the Secretary gave for his decision.” The “sole stated reason” for adding the citizenship question to the census, he observed, “seems to have been contrived.” Federal agencies must “offer genuine justifications for important decisions, reasons that can be scrutinized by courts and the interested public.” Otherwise, judicial review becomes “an empty ritual.” In dissent, Justice Clarence Thomas, joined by Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, correctly called the...
  • Turns Out, Trump Didn’t Give Up On Counting Both Legal And Illegal US Residents

    07/12/2019 10:53:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/12/2019 | Andrew Malcolm
    You’ve probably heard a lot overnight about President Trump backing down on trying to get a citizenship question on the census questionnaire next year.Perhaps you too were surprised that this president who takes on even meaningless slights or disagreements on Twitter would give up so easily. He didn’t.The rest of the day’s story is somewhat different: Trump says he’s devised another path to the same information, which isn’t certain to be tied up for months with obstructionist lawsuits. And Attorney General William Barr is vocally backing him up. Makes it less of a backdown in his eyes.“Today,” Trump declared...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Thursday 7/11-Friday 7/12/2019

    07/12/2019 3:43:24 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/11/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    "Jailed for Journalism" Tommy Robinson's t-shirt read as he headed into court Thursday morning at the Old Bailey in London for sentencing.... In France quadriplegic patient Vincent Lambert died Thursday some nine days after the process of his killing began..... President Trump made it official Thursday saying he is backing down from trying to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census..... A bill passed the US House this week with bipartisan support to enable people from India to work in the tech industry on H1B visas..... Around Washington House Speaker Nancy Pelosi talking about the on again off again...
  • Trump’s Citizenship Question Isn’t Controversial. Obama Deleting It Should’ve Been.

    07/12/2019 2:18:44 AM PDT · by gattaca · 22 replies
    Human Events ^ | July 6, 2019 | Ian Miles Cheong
    Barack Obama was the first U.S. President to not include a question on nationality in the decennial census. President Trump’s citizenship question on the upcoming U.S. census is, contrary to popular opinion, the norm for the decennial survey. The planned citizenship question asks: “Is this person a citizen of the United States?” Barack Obama was the first President to exclude a question on citizenship in the U.S. Census. But today, the Trump administration is being assailed from the Left for its efforts to include the question. The Left has responded typically, with accusations of racism. The question of nationality, they...
  • Trump orders agencies to hand over citizenship information to Commerce

    07/11/2019 8:00:47 PM PDT · by Innovative · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | July 11, 2019 | Kevin Liptak, Pamela Brown, Jim Acosta and Kaitlan Collins
    President Donald Trump retreated from his quest to add a question about US citizenship to the 2020 census on Thursday, instead asking government agencies to provide records that could determine a head-count of citizens without polling census-takers directly. The turnaround comes after Trump repeatedly said he would continue fighting to insert the question despite a Supreme Court ruling that dealt a blow to the effort last month. It reflects legal reality intersecting with Trump's desire to bolster his image as an immigration hard-liner as he moves ahead with his 2020 reelection bid. Instead of attempting to put the question on...
  • Breaking: Trump Hits Dems with Census Curveball, Announces Plan To Circumvent SCOTUS

    07/11/2019 7:50:57 PM PDT · by Hostage · 151 replies
    Thw Western Journal ^ | Published July 11, 2019 | Joe Setyon
    President Donald Trump announced Thursday he’ll be issuing an executive order directing federal agencies to provide the Commerce Department with records pertaining to “the number of citizens and noncitizens in our country.” Speaking to reporters from the White House Rose Garden, Trump said his administration is “not backing down on our effort to determine the citizenship status of the United States population.” While Attorney General William Barr said the citizenship question would not be included on the 2020 census, Trump detailed what his administration will do instead. “I am hereby ordering every department and agency in the federal government to...
  • Census Battle: Trump Signs Executive Order on Collection of Citizenship Information

    07/11/2019 3:29:40 PM PDT · by bitt · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/11/2019 | Joshua Caplan
    President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he will take executive action to direct the Department of Commerce to obtain an estimate of U.S. citizens from records provided by federal government agencies. “Today, I am here to say we are not backing down on our effort to determine the citizenship status of the United States population,” the president stated in the Rose Garden of the White House with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Attorney General William Barr by his side. “We will leave no stone unturned,” the president added. President Trump had previously said an executive action was one of multiple...
  • Trump Orders Agencies To Share Data On Noncitizens

    07/11/2019 2:57:09 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 141 replies
    NPR ^ | July 11, 2019 2 Minutes Ago | Hansi Lo Wang - Square HANSI LO WANG Twitter franco FRANCO ORDOŃEZ Twitter
    Updated at 5:50 p.m. ET President Trump announced Thursday he would sign an executive order to obtain data about the U.S. citizenship and non-citizenship status of everyone living in the United States. In a Rose Garden ceremony, Trump said he would drop efforts to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census. Instead, he'll sign an executive order directing all U.S. agencies to provide the Department of Commerce all information they have on the U.S. citizenship, non-citizenship and immigration status. "We have great knowledge in many of our agencies," Trump said, flanked by Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary...
  • Trump drops executive action on U.S. Census, will seek citizenship survey by other means

    07/11/2019 1:20:54 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 194 replies
    R ^ | 7/11/19 UPDATED AN HOUR AGO | Jeff Mason, David Shepardson
    A government official confirmed that Trump is expected to announce he will drop the legal battle to include the question on the census survey and instead direct the Commerce Department to obtain answers on citizenship through other means, but it was not clear how that would occur or how it would be funded. The U.S. Census Bureau is part of the Commerce Department. The U.S. Constitution specifically assigns the job of overseeing the census to Congress, limiting the authority of the president over it, which complicates adding the question to the decennial survey via presidential missive. Trump’s decision not to...
  • Trump backs off adding citizenship question to census

    07/11/2019 1:14:46 PM PDT · by publius1 · 68 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/11/2019 | Mark Moore
    President Trump will announce that he is backing away from trying to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census during a Thursday afternoon news conference, according to multiple reports. The president instead will take executive action to direct the Commerce Department to collect the information by other means. ABC News was the first to report the development.