Why is the United States Supreme Court being asked to render an opinion on the limits of Executive Branch discretion when it comes to enumerating the number of illegal aliens who might be residing within the United States for the purposes of planning and managing the delivery of government services?

Especially when hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens have poured across our borders or simply overstayed their visas each year and yet the estimated count of illegal aliens still remains a constant number of twelve to twenty million individuals when other estimates suggest that the true number may be north of thirty-seven million people.

There is no doubt that this invasion of illegal aliens is a significant and growing portion of our population and that it affects our sovereignty, those with an allegiance to a foreign sovereign power, our culture, our economy, and the necessity to deal with unanticipated issues of illiteracy, poverty, education, disease, crime, employment, housing, taxes, and the health of our social safety nets.

Department of Commerce v. New York
Docket Number 18-966; Granted February 14, 2019; Argued April 22, 2019)


1. Whether the district court erred in enjoining the Secretary of Commerce from reinstating a question about citizenship to the 2020 decennial census on the ground that the Secretary's decision violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. 701 et seq.

2. Whether, in an action seeking to set aside agency action under the APA, a district court may order discovery outside the administrative record to probe the mental processes of the agency decisionmaker-including by compelling the testimony of high-ranking Executive Branch officials-without a strong showing that the decisionmaker disbelieved the objective reasons in the administrative record, irreversibly prejudged the issue, or acted on a legally forbidden basis.

[OCS: Essentially, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross testified that his decision to include the citizenship question on the 2020 decennial census was in response to a request by the Department of Justice to assist in enforcing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

A federal judge ruled that Wilbur Ross’ motives were “pretextual” and that his rationale for including the question had already been made for other reasons.

Thus, the progressive socialist democrats turned, once again to the courts, to issue a ruling on a trivial non-issue because a compelling case can be made for including the question based on little more than commonsense and the need to appropriately allocate government resources.]

Why does this really matter?

There are three things at stake:

(1)  Of primary importance the public’s awareness of the number of illegal aliens and their impact on our nation which could create a demand for harsher treatment of those who have no legal right to be present in the United States.

(2)  Of secondary importance, especially to unionized government workers, teachers, etc., is the distribution of hundreds of billions of dollars in federal spending to states based on populations that now includes significant numbers of illegal aliens.

(3)  And, most importantly, the presence of the question on the census is likely to produce a reluctance to provide census data leading to a massive undercount in the number of people residing within a state and would directly affect the number of congressional seats and electoral votes.

Bottom line…

There comes a point when “We the People” need to recognize that the progressive socialist democrats are using our own laws against us – and concentrating on the minutiae of rules and regulations to override common sense and the necessity to defend our nation from those who do not wish us well, both foreign and domestic.’

We are so screwed.

-- steve





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