President Donald Trump has been fighting tooth and nail to implement his agenda and get things done that the American people want. But it’s hard when leftist, activist judges on powerful courts across the country are abusing their positions for the sole purpose of stopping the president’s agenda.
But Trump is not going down without a fight and is considering a new executive order that will have liberal in a panic.
According to Axios, Trump is considering using an executive order to get the citizenship question on the 2020 census.
“We didn’t come this far just to throw in the towel,” said a senior administration official told Axios, noting that administration lawyers are exploring various legal options.
Former federal judge J. Michael Luttig told Axios:
“If the president of the United States were to issue an executive order, supported by his full Article II powers, directing that the citizenship question be included in the 2020 census, I believe the Supreme Court would affirm the constitutional power of the president to include the citizenship question in the census.”
Lawyers in the Trump administration are working to see if a proposed executive order would meet “a constitutional need.”
“The administration is considering the appropriateness of an executive order that would address the constitutional need for the citizenship question to be included in the 2020 census,” sources said.
Trump tweeted Thursday morning that his administration is working “very hard on this, even on the 4th of July!”
“So important for our Country that the very simple and basic “Are you a Citizen of the United States?” question be allowed to be asked in the 2020 Census. Department of Commerce and the Department of Justice are working very hard on this, even on the 4th of July!” Trump wrote.
So important for our Country that the very simple and basic “Are you a Citizen of the United States?” question be allowed to be asked in the 2020 Census. Department of Commerce and the Department of Justice are working very hard on this, even on the 4th of July!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 4, 2019
The fight over adding the citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census is apparently far from over or being settled.
The Supreme Court ruled on July 27th last month to block a census question that asks: “Is this person a citizen of the United States?”
The Supreme Court struck down the case 5-4, with “conservative” Justice John Roberts siding with the four liberal Justices.
Trump said on Wednesday that he instructed the Department of Justice and Commerce Department to do “whatever is necessary” to get a citizenship question on the 2020 census.
The Trump administration adding the citizenship question is a big deal.
In 1911, the number of U.S. House of Representative seats was permanently set at 435, where all 50 states have at least one Representative.
Other Representatives are allocated based on population figures determined by the U.S. Census every ten years.
By including the question on whether an immigrant is in the U.S. legally or illegally, federal immigration authorities will be able to have updated data on how many illegal immigrants are in the U.S.
And given that a portion of immigrants likely won’t answer the citizenship question, states like California — who harbor illegal immigrants — may lose some federal funding for programs that assist immigrants.
If states report fewer immigrants, it could harm federal grants and funding they receive.
Adding the citizenship question will also likely lead to an under-counting in areas where a large number of immigrants live, who tend to vote Democratic, potentially costing Democrats representation and government funding.
Democrats believe asking people to verify if they are authorized to be in the U.S. is unconstitutional and against federal law.
Democrats are vehement;y against adding the citizenship question on the 2020 census because they think it is “racist” and “unfair.”
But the fight is not over, and Trump has made it clear that his administration will not go out without a fight.