The question whether there should be a citizenship question on our decennial census will finally be settled by our U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS).  This question should be settled by SCOTUS because it is a very important question that affects every single citizen in the United States.

The reason it is very important to every single citizen in the United States is due to the fact that our government uses the numbers obtained via the census to appropriate federal aid as well as perhaps the bigger concern and that is congressional seats in the House of Representatives are apportioned on the basis of population.  Why are the left-leaning jurisdictions afraid of the question being on the census; because of their fear of the loss of political representation and federal monies.

Do you really want seats in congress appropriated on the basis of both United States citizens and illegal aliens?  There are only 435 seats in the House of Representatives and that means when one state gains a seat another state loses a seat.  Michigan has lost 2 congressional seats in the last 16 years, those lost seats went to another state, perhaps a state that has large amounts of illegal aliens.

The Solicitor General of the United States Noel Francisco told the justices in court filings;

Citizenship and other demographic questions have long been a part of the decennial census despite their potential effect on response rates...The commerce secretary expressly acknowledged the very concerns respondents raise here, but made the policy judgment that ‘the value of more complete and accurate’ citizenship data ‘outweighs such concerns

You are going to be hearing quite a bit about this issue this week from those who are for open borders and the overrun of America by mostly uneducated immigrants from other countries, is that what you want?

It really comes down to this, if you want to not ask the citizenship question on the census then I believe you cannot use those numbers to appropriate federal funds and congressional seats in the House of Representatives.  We should determine the amount of people in our country including American citizens, legal residents and illegal aliens.  That number can be obtained using a different census or use a different census to obtain the number of American citizens to determine how much federal funds should be appropriated to the states and for purposes of appropriation of congressional seats.

There is a solution to this problem that would accomplish both objectives and that is different censuses.

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