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Week of April 29, 2019

Week of April 29, 2019
Posted: May 1, 2019
Categories: Poll Questions
Comments: 22

Topic: 2020 Census Question on Citizenship

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Should the 2020 Census include a question that asks the respondent if he or she is a citizen of the United States?

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22 comments on article "Week of April 29, 2019"

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Jo (JODIE) Dornak, 5/2/2019 6:33 PM

It should be "understood" that only a citizen of this country can vote for a candidate in this country, otherwise what's the point of an election. Citizenship is our ticket to voting in all elections, county, city, state and country. Should be a "no-brainer".

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Phyllis Vincent, 5/2/2019 7:40 PM

Absolutely, ask if we are an American citizen. Voting rights n privileges are for citizens only.

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Catherine Clinton, 5/2/2019 7:56 PM

what's going to prevent a non-citizen from lying? How could the census taker determine the truth?

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Jan Burch, 5/2/2019 9:25 PM

Of course! Everyone should be asked whether they are a US citizen, a legal non-citizen, or an illegally present non-citizen (not that I expect too many to admit to that status!). Representation should be based on the number of citizens, not by the number of people residing in the district.

Estimates of the number of illegal immigrants vary so wildly that we clearly have no idea how many are here. This is essential information that must somehow be determined (or at least, reasonably estimated).

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Erin Metters, 5/2/2019 9:38 PM

Absolutely yes. The census determines the number of Representatives in a state. This number should be based on the number of valid US citizens, not based on the number of people residing in a state. California might lose a few Representative, but too bad. We are a government by, of, and for the People. When the People includes illegal persons, we are no longer a sovereign nation. All people residing in a state should be counted (legal residents, illegal residents, and US citizens), but only the US citizens should be counted for Representation.

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Margaret (Peggy) Smetana, 5/3/2019 9:29 AM

Hopefully, the Constitution can be interpreted as only counting citizens in the determination of the number of U.S. Representatives that states are allowed. But I do not think the Constitution states that.

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Mette McDermott, 5/3/2019 11:35 AM

My family arrived in the USA from post war Norway in 1949. We all became US citizens after the required 5 year preparation. I was 19 when I took the oath to be a 1954. I have voted in every election since then.

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Terresa Hobbs, 5/3/2019 9:51 PM

The purpose of the census, as designated in the Constitution, is to determine representation of CITIZENS in the U.S. House. The Framers were addressing the rights, responsibilities and privileges of self-governing citizens in a new nation, not foreign nationals living here either permanently or temporarily.

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Marilyn Miller, 5/4/2019 9:32 AM

We should never take into consideration anything a non-citizen has to say concerning OUR nation.

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I also think so, but I would love to hear differing opinions

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Allen, 2/22/2021 5:14 PM

I would think it's important to count every single person who resides in this country, but it is also important to distinguish each person's status. At times I need to find an electrician near me, but they might not have been counted. How will I be able to find them?

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