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Cruz: Census Citizenship Question Is 'Just Common Sense'

By    |   Tuesday, 09 July 2019 01:12 PM

Adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census is "just common sense," as it must count all the people who are in the United States, Sen. Ted Cruz said Tuesday.

"For virtually every census for over a century, it has included the question 'are you a citizen or not?'" the Texas Republican told Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "As we are debating public policy, a lot is unknown."

For example, it is often quoted that there are 11 million to 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States, said Cruz, but nobody really knows if that number is accurate, "so it is important that the census do an accurate count."

He said he found it disappointing that Chief Justice John Roberts sided with liberal justices and did not credit the Commerce Department's justification for the question.

In other matters, Cruz discussed the upcoming House vote on criminal contempt charges against Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

"The House right now is all politics, all the time," Cruz said, adding that Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats are driven by "white-hot rage and hatred of the president. They are all about indictments. They are all about investigations, subpoenas, and ultimately, I think we will see next year an impeachment because their base is filled with rage."

Cruz also spoke about the "full-blown crisis" at the border, calling the situation "horrific."

"In the month of May, over 144,000 people were apprehended coming into this country illegally," said Cruz. "What we are seeing, in particular, is more and more kids, children who are being brutalized. They are being brutalized by human traffickers, they are being brutalized coming over."

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Adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census makes sense because the census is charged with counting all the people who are in the United States, Sen. Ted Cruz said Tuesday.
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