California AG, Eric Holder To Sue Trump Administration Over Citizenship Question On 2020 Census

California's Attorney General, Xavier Becerra (D) said a new question included on the 2020 census asking for citizenship status is illegal, and he will sue the Trump administration to remove it.

"We're prepared to do what we must to protect California from a deficient Census. Including a citizenship question on the 2020 census is not just a bad idea — it is illegal," said Becerra in a statement.

"Including a citizenship question on the 2020 census is not just a bad idea — it is illegal," Becerra wrote in a Monday San Francisco Chronicle opinion piece along with California Secretary of State Alex Padilla.

"The size of your child’s kindergarten class. Homeland security funds for your community. Natural disaster preparation. Highway and mass transit resources. Health care and emergency room services. 

Vital services such as these would be jeopardized and our voice in government diminished if the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 count resulted in an undercount" -Xavier Becerra

In other words - the U.S. government shouldn't be allowed to ask if U.S. residents are legal citizens, because it may lead to underreporting and therefore fewer benefits and Congressional representation would go to regions with high concentrations of illegal aliens

Becerra argues that the Constitution requires the government conduct an "actual enumeration" of the total population - which, the California AG argues, should be conducted regardless of citizenship. 

The census has a specific constitutional purpose: to provide an accurate count of all residents, which then allows for proper allotment of congressional representatives to the states. The Census Bureau has a long history of working to ensure the most accurate count of the U.S. population in a nonpartisan manner, based on scientific principles.

Separately, former Obama Attorney General Eric Holder announced that he is also filing a lawsuit to stop the citizenship question from being included in the 2020 census. 

"We will litigate to stop the Administration from moving forward with this irresponsible decision," Holder said in a Tuesday morning statement. "The addition of a citizenship question to the census questionnaire is a direct attack on our representative democracy. This question will lower the response rate and undermine the accuracy of the count, leading to devastating, decade-long impacts on voting rights and the distribution of billions of dollars in federal funding. By asking this question, states will not have accurate representation and individuals in impacted communities will lose out on state and federal funding for health care, education, and infrastructure."

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the reinstatement of the citizenship question in a post to the department's website (here). The question last appeared on the 1950 census.

As The Hill notes, the DOJ under Attorney General Jeff Sessions pushed for the inclusion of the question - arguing that it would allow Justice to better enforce the Voting Rights Act. 

The census question has led lawmakers and pundits alike to opine on the legality, morality and practicality of such a move: 

It will be interesting to see how this is somehow spun as a Russian trick by the usual suspects... 


Sanity Bear Tue, 03/27/2018 - 23:17 Permalink

Sadly the merits of the suit matter less than the venue.

If this is 9th Circuit then SCOTUS is going to be taken it up, otherwise the first judge to come across it will dismiss it as meritless.

NoDebt IridiumRebel Tue, 03/27/2018 - 23:41 Permalink

Exactly right, IR.  The census in it's current form is the modern equivalent of the "3/5 Compromise".  Illegals still can't legally vote (though many do, unlike slaves) but the are still represented, power-wise, by virtue of their inclusion in the population count.

The Ds have gone from 3/5 voting power of the slave population to 100% voting power of the illegal population.  All in only 150 years.

You have to admit, that's pretty impressive.


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cheka Troy Ounce Wed, 03/28/2018 - 00:18 Permalink

globalists have painted themselves into a corner - vast majority wants the invasion stopped, but the globalists must persist

electoral college stymied the rigging last round - they need to spread out the invasion to overcome the ec

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Mr. Bones kralizec Wed, 03/28/2018 - 08:29 Permalink

"on our representative democracy"

How is it that a person who doesn't know what our form of government is can graduate college with a law degree and then be appointed to the position of top lawyer in the entire country?

If he can't get that simple thing right, why should I care what his opinion is on anything of a legal nature at all? Why should anyone else?

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Kagemusho Troy Ounce Wed, 03/28/2018 - 00:41 Permalink

Well, DC was originally built on a swamp. Perfect place for it.

As to the census question, even if asked in Espanol, it's not likely to be answered truthfully.  And it's really unintentionally funny that Beccera is suddenly concerned about proper 'apportionment' as lawfully mandated by the Constitution with so many trespassing, lawbreaking  illegals drawing on State and fed resources. The irony could give you ferric poisoning. 

I feel sorry for CA conservatives living behind 'enemy lines'. The cognitive dissonance of trying to stay rational while living in the alternate reality of the liberal cloud-cuckooland must be excruciating.

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GUS100CORRINA just the tip Wed, 03/28/2018 - 01:34 Permalink

California AG, Eric Holder To Sue Trump Administration Over Citizenship Question On 2020 Census

My response: Eric Holder needs to SHUT UP, STAND DOWN and GO AWAY. This MARXIST PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL POLICE STATE DESPOT with a REPROBATE MIND is not qualified to to say one single word about anything related to America.

FAST and FURIOUS is this guys legacy that demonstrated he is a TREASONOUS traitor who is responsible for the murder of innocent Americans, 


Going forward, WE THE PEOPLE need to VOTE OUT OF OFFICE every single DEMOCRAT and RINO in the upcoming 2018 midterm elections so as to make sure that people like Eric Holder never, ever serve in political office again.

Choose wisely America for the days are filled with EVIL.

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greenskeeper carl NoDebt Tue, 03/27/2018 - 23:39 Permalink

This will make it all the way up to the SC. Which will probably result in John Roberts ruling against it. Just like Obamacare. They can't let this slide, they'll lose at least 2 or 3 seats in congress over this. It is patently absurd, though. Why the fuck should illegals count towards how many congresscritters your state gets? If they aren't US citizens, they can't (or aren't supposed to be able to) vote anyways. Fuck them and their bullshit. Keeps pushing, liberals. But you won't like how it ends.

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Koba the Dread Grave Dancer 22 Wed, 03/28/2018 - 00:19 Permalink

That cuts two ways. Police in Broward County, Florida use racial data in arrests. If there are more arrests of blacks and Hispanics than the national percentages, the Broward County police forces will avoid arresting more blacks and Hispanics so they can keep their own percentages in line with the national percentages. Blacks and Hispanics walk while white boys get arrested.

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Disgruntled Goat Sanity Bear Tue, 03/27/2018 - 23:34 Permalink

White Christian Middle Class .... Understand this .... it is a ZERO SUM GAME FROM HERE ON OUT. The left wants to take what you earn and redistribute it to illegal 3rd world scum .... They want to trash your Christian values and celebrate LGBT mental illness as "normal" .... They want to take away YOUR GOD GIVEN RIGHT TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY .... They want to trash your WHITE IDENTITY and classify everything and everyone involved in the founding of this country as racist .... They want to destroy the Constitution and Traditional Christian Values .... Their foot soldiers are Islam, Antifa, illegal immigrants and the self-hating Negroes ... Wake the fuck up! THERE IS NO GOING FORWARD WITHOUT WINNING

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greven40 cheka Wed, 03/28/2018 - 00:47 Permalink

The same followers of Pharisaism(judaism) as gathered the mob to shout down the law and demand "Crucify him!".  The same ones who made threats to government officials, smear campaigns, false witness, assault, murder, etc, to stop anyone who stood in their way.  Nothing has changed since then.

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The First Rule Sanity Bear Tue, 03/27/2018 - 23:35 Permalink

Exactly.  They will file this in the 9th Circuit - since this is the court known for re-writing laws it doesn't like (aka legislating from the bench).


The 9th circuit appellate court will sustain the ruling, then the Supreme Court will likely overturn. 


This is what happens when 9th circuit cases hit the Supreme Court. The last number I saw from a few years ago, they are OVERRULED 86% OF THE TIME.



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chrsn Tue, 03/27/2018 - 23:19 Permalink

"The addition of a citizenship question to the census questionnaire is a direct attack on our representative democracy."

Think about that for a minute

commoncourtesy chrsn Wed, 03/28/2018 - 05:27 Permalink

CITIZENSHIP is your ALL CAPS legal identity (your STRAWMAN) = A PERSON (look it up in legal dictionary). Government has copyright over your CHRISTIAN name and your SURNAME.

CITIZENSHIP = TAXATION.  No taxation without re-presentation (vote).

YOUR ALL CAPS NAME is issued a Social Security Card which is not your property and cannot be used for ID purposes. 

CITIZENSHIP also allows the government to take your rights & property in return for privileges due to licensing/registration;

e.g  Vehicle Licenses - after registering vehicle (gifting property to government) owner becomes licensed registered keeper and is allowed certain privileges - allowed to drive vehicle, however, also allows vehicle to be seized if corporation (government) rules/statutes (legislation) not adhered to.

Ditto - House (land registry) Allows Property taxes

Ditto - Marriage (marriage license/registration) State - 3rd party gains access to all property as a result of marriage e.g children, estate, etc... 

Ditto - Children (Birth Registration) Child becomes ward of the state. A Crown Copy-righted COPY Certificate is issued which can not be used for ID.

Ditto - Dog (dog registration) Government can remove/impound dog

and so forth.

It is all to do with probate/bailments/trust - until everyone wakes-up and asserts their competence, CITIZENS are considered INFANTS, INCOMPETENT & ILLITERATE. That is why CITIZENS are re-presented - in GOVERNMENT, congress and via lawyers/BARRISTERS. That is why in court the judge only wants YOUR ALL CAPS NAME. You are dead (An ALL CAPS PERSON). He cannot hear or see you. You need RE-PRESENTATION.  

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booboo Tue, 03/27/2018 - 23:21 Permalink

The census in ancient times was used to give the king a count of able bodied men to use as meat bridges to go to war. Don't kid yourself, nothing has changed.

commoncourtesy Haboob Wed, 03/28/2018 - 06:37 Permalink

Slavery comes in many forms...

House of Aldobrandini (HQ for UNIDROIT) - Papal Bloodline Family

UNIDROIT uses the ALL UPPER-CASE debased corrupt DOG-LATIN text of Babylon (Rome), being foreign to the common law English language. DOG-LATIN is used for foreign Roman (VATICAN) military accounts. (Military Dog Tags) The UNITED-STATES was signed over to UNIDROIT in 1964, just after Kennedy was shot dead.

In 1973, Gough Whitlam, signed Australia over to the foreign: UNIDROIT Treaty of Rome, handing the Equitable Title of the mineral and energy wealth of Australia to a “foreign power”, head office Rome. Why do so few people know about this criminal act of treason and why are there so many lawyers in parliament that pledge their Oath to the foreign: CITY OF LONDON in order to hide the truth from the masses?

The COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA can be found on the UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, Washington DC, District Of Columbia, under company search. Such a company is no different to any other private company listed on the USSEC. It is a private foreign contracting debtor company serving as the debtor for the Australian Public. If you are a Citizen of such a foreign corporate company, acting as a “debtor” of the “debtor” of the people of Australia, you are legally assumed as a “Citizen” of the foreign company that you may have assumed to be Australia. You are no longer legally assumed as the Public office holders of the real Australia, you become legally “assumed” as the debtor of the foreign corporate AUSTRALIA that is the property of the UNITED STATES, and not the property of the Australian People…

The people of the Real: “United States of America“, may also have fallen for such a deception, believing that the “UNITED STATES” (Company) is the real:United States of America. Both the United States of America and Australia, have been “signed” up to the foreign UNIDROIT treaty of Rome, dealing with the shipping contracting laws that govern private contracts.


Baron David René James de Rothschild is a French banker and a member of the French branch of the Rothschild family. He is the chairman of Rothschild Continuation Holdings, a Swiss holding company (which is believed to be controlled by Concordia BV, another holding company, registered in the Netherlands). David Rothschild married Princess Olimpia Anna Aldobrandini in 1974.

House of Aldobrandini (HQ for UNIDROIT) - Papal Bloodline Family

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