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FLASHBACK: Bill Clinton’s Census Asked About Citizenship

The long form Census questionnaire included questions about citizenship.

By NTK Staff | 03.27.2018 @1:11pm
FLASHBACK: Bill Clinton’s Census Asked About Citizenship

The Department of Commerce announced that it would include a question about citizenship status on the 2020 U.S. Census, which sparked outrage among Democrats on Tuesday.

However, Former President Bill Clinton’s Department of Commerce asked about citizenship in their 2000 census.

Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Tom Perez said that asking a citizenship question on the census was “a craven attack on our democracy and a transparent attempt to intimidate immigrant communities.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said the decision violated the Constitution.

However, the 2000 U.S. Census long-form questionnaire, which went out to an “average of one in six households,” included questions about citizenship.

Where was the Democrats’ outrage in 2000 over questions about citizenship?

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