WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Democratic attorneys general in several states said Tuesday they would bring legal action to stop the Trump administration from adding a question on citizenship to the next U.S. census, a question they said would lead to serious undercounts that could reverberate for years to come.
The administration said late Tuesday it would include a question on the decennial survey that would ask whether respondents are American citizens.
But in a very unexpected reaction, the National Coalition of Undocumented Immigrants (NCUI) has formally endorsed Trump’s controversial proposal.
NCUI told The Adobo Chronicles that should the question appear in the next Census, it will ask all of its 12.5 Million members to answer ‘yes’ and say they are American citizens.
”In effect, the Census results will change the government’s policies and strategies around immigration. With practically no undocumented immigrants to count, Trump’s anti-immigrant policies will become moot and academic,” a spokesperson for NCUI said.
So, bring it on, Mr. Trump!