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Illegal Alien Who Confessed to Murder Of Mollie Tibbets, Says His Constitutional Rights Were Violated

On July 18, 2018, University of Iowa student, Mollie Tibbets, age 20, went out for a jog in Brooklyn, Iowa and disappeared.

Following an exhaustive search, Tibbett’s body was found over a month later in a Poweshiek County cornfield. Police had been led there by illegal alien Cristhian Bahena Rivera, then 24, who had confessed to the murder. Surveillance camera footage had shown Rivera’s car following Tibbetts. Rivera was charged with first-degree murder and is being held on a $5 million bond.

According to Breitbart News:

Rivera told police that Tibbetts was jogging when he saw her, according to prosecutors. That is when he said he approached Tibbetts and started talking to her. After Tibbetts told Bahena Rivera that she would call the police if he did not stop following her, the illegal alien allegedly chased her and says he “blacked out” after this.

Rivera lived in the county, an area which is surrounded by sanctuary cities, and with a “stolen ID and social security card,” he had found work at a local dairy farm.

Rivera is being represented by two tax-payer funded attorneys, Chad and Jennifer Frese.

They have just filed a 29-page motion which was obtained by the Des Moines Register. They claim that Rivera’s constitutional rights were violated because the local Iowa police who questioned him failed to make it “clear that he could have contacted the Mexican consulate before speaking to law enforcement.”

The filing states:

Providing this information to Bahena Rivera — a confused, exhausted and vulnerable Mexican national was seeking trustworthy help — would have triggered an invocation of consular notification and a decision to await the consulate’s assistance before making any other statements.

They also claim that Rivera was not read his Miranda Rights “until hours into a 12-hour interview — a violation of his constitutional rights that they claim should nullify his alleged murder confession.”

The attorneys wrote that he has “very limited Mexican education” and is “wholly unfamiliar with the U.S. criminal justice system.”

The case is due to go to trial on November 12 and has already been postponed once as Rivera’s attorneys try to have his confession thrown out of the case. They have already managed to “move the trial to a less white, more Hispanic-populated county in the state.”

Should Rivera’s confession be thrown out because he wasn’t read his Miranda rights until several hours into his interview? Should he escape punishment because police forgot to read them for a few hours?

I am not a lawyer, but it’s possible the police did not arrest Rivera until several hours into questioning because that is when they determined he was the killer.

The law states (and I’m sure that exceptions apply) if an individual is not read their Miranda rights, the evidence gathered cannot be used to establish guilt in court.

What happens then in the Rivera case, when the rights were read several hours into the confession? The court filing indicates that, at some point during the interview, he was read his Miranda rights.

Rivera then continued speaking to police for several more hours, signed his confession and then led police to Tibet’s body. The fact that he murdered her is not in question.

This case opens up the hot debate between liberals and conservatives over just which constitutional rights people who enter the U.S. illegally are entitled to. Certain basic human rights apply to citizens and non-citizens alike, but should undocumented immigrants receive the full constitutional rights an American citizen would?

Should American taxpayers be forced to pay for Rivera’s legal representation?

Finally, and most importantly, what about Mollie Tibbetts’ constitutional rights?

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Texas Tribune Reporter: Trump’s ‘Remain In Mexico’ Policy Appears To Be Working

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Members of a US-bound migrant caravan stand on a road after federal police briefly blocked their way outside the town of Arriaga, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Hundreds of Mexican federal officers carrying plastic shields had blocked the caravan from advancing toward the United States, after several thousand of the migrants turned down the chance to apply for refugee status and obtain a Mexican offer of benefits. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

 

The Texas Tribune’s Jay Root reports that President Trump’s “Remain In Mexico” policy, officially known as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), is starting to show results. He wrote:

Launched in January in California, the initiative has since spread across the border all the way to deep South Texas. Activists have sued to stop it, but MPP has survived so far as those legal challenges work their way through the courts.

The controversial “remain in Mexico” plan is becoming one of the Trump administration’s most successful strategies in keeping migrants from gaining entry into the U.S. Just ask the migrants who got released into cartel weary Nuevo Laredo this week. Many are headed home.

Root shares the stories of migrants who have paid thousands of dollars to smugglers to reach the U.S., only to receive an asylum hearing date, a “notice to appear statement,” which can be as long as three months away and then be marched back over the border into Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.

Nuevo Laredo is a dangerous place, where the crime rate and the possibility of being kidnapped are both high. “Kidnapping is not an idle concern here. The Mexican state of Tamaulipas, which stretches from Nuevo Laredo to Brownsville, is the birthplace of the Gulf Cartel and its violent offspring, the Zetas, a faction of which rules Nuevo Laredo.”

Many migrants, given the choice between remaining in Nuevo Laredo or returning home, choose the latter.

Root shares the story of Olvin Alexander Buezo who gave $6,000 to a smuggler to he and his seven-year-old son cross the border. They had recently entered the U.S.  They were issued a court date, then marched back over the International Bridge into Mexico. Buezo told Root that, “his seven-year-old son would not be attending elementary school this fall in Foley, Alabama. There would be no good-paying U.S. job to finance the $6,000 debt he incurred to pay their smuggler.”

After abandoning his asylum claim, Buezo told him: “I already told [my uncle] to sell everything. Their small “farm” — less than three acres — would have to go…There’s no other way. The important thing is to get back home alive in Honduras.”

Root reported that Buezo’s experience was far from unique. He said that earlier in the week at a “Mexican migrant processing facility in Nuevo Laredo, dozens of Central Americans were asked by The Texas Tribune to raise their hands if they wanted to return to their countries of origin. Nearly all of them did.”

After being marched back across the bridge into Nuevo Laredo, they were given two options by Mexican government. They could remain “on their own” in the lawless town or they could board a bus which would take them to Monterrey, Mexico. Many migrants chose the latter.

And they aren’t planning to return. They are choosing to return to their homes “to avoid becoming sitting ducks for the local drug cartels or winding up deeper in debt for an ever-decreasing chance of gaining entry to the United States.”

Root spoke to Cristian Urquiza, age 31, who told him, “We’re all traumatized.” Urquiza had paid $7,000 to a smuggler. He told Root he had asked authorities to deport him back to Honduras, but this request had been refused. He said, “We’re afraid and we want to go home, even though we’re scared to return to our country…If Honduras is dangerous, Mexico is worse. It’s more dangerous.”

Root said that the new policies were wearing the migrants down. He was told by an anonymous government official that approximately 40% of those who are returned to Mexico to await their court dates fail to show up.

A migration expert at the University of Texas told Root:

If MPP survives court challenges, it could significantly reduce the number of Central American migrants requesting asylum in the U.S. She said the ability for them to live and work in the U.S. while awaiting the outcome of their cases remains a big draw.”

If it’s expanded across the border it is going to have a pretty dramatic effect in my opinion on the numbers of people who are coming. There is a big difference between waiting in Boston for your case and waiting in Mexicali or Monterrey.

Most of the migrants who have come from Cuba and Venezuela plan to stay in Mexico to await their court dates. For them, especially the Venezuelans, conditions are worse back home than they are in Nueva Laredo.

So, it appears that the Trump administration has found a strategy that works. The U.S. shouldn’t be forced to provide food, shelter and medical care for every migrant who sets foot on American soil. As more potential migrants understand that this policy is actually being enforced, many of them will be deterred from making the journey to the border at all. Hopefully, it won’t be torpedoed by some liberal judge.

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Video: Dan Crenshaw “Sets the Record Straight” on AOC’s Claim About Migrants Drinking From Toilets

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Earlier this month, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) visited a border detention center in Texas along with a Congressional delegation of other Democrats. She made some alarming claims after her visit, including alleging that migrant women told her they were forced to drink water out of toilets.

Here’s what she said at the time:

There have been other disturbing things alleged about the conditions at these centers, but while most Republicans and Democrats agree (for now, anyway) that the conditions represent a crisis, reports that migrants had to drink from toilets seemed to be far-fetched. Nevertheless, the mainstream media latched on to them as evidence that President Trump was deliberately mistreating those being detained.

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) posted a video on Instagram Tuesday in which he indicated he wanted to “set the record straight” on AOC’s claims about migrants and the toilet water. Here’s what he said (transcribed):

“You all remember the controversy of immigrants having to drink out of toilets. Now, I don’t think that most people believed that but let’s actually clarify it.

I spoke to the agents today here in El Paso who were there when AOC was making that accusation. Here’s what happened.

When she was asking immigrants where they got their water from, they said ‘el baño.’ Okay. In Spanish, ‘el baño’ could mean toilet, it could mean bathroom. Here’s what they were actually pointing at.

They were pointing at this. You see a sink and you see a toilet. This is potable water. This is where migrants actually get their water from a lot of times. Either this, or a water cooler right outside.

In subsequent conversations, they made that very clear. They said no, no, no we’re not actually drinking out of a toilet, but that lie …”

The video cut off at that point. Watch Crenshaw’s demonstration below:

The first term Congressman has not been shy in the past about taking on AOC’s assertions about the illegal immigration issue on the whole and conditions at the border specifically. In fact, he has emerged as a leading Republican voice in the House when it comes to the border crisis and how the true Democratic party position is for open borders with no enforcement.

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AOC: U.S. Must Provide Lifelong Mental Healthcare Services To Migrant Children Because Of Trauma We Have Caused

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AOC held a town hall event on immigration in Queens, NY on Saturday.

The young Congresswoman believes the U.S. government must make a “lifelong commitment” to provide mental healthcare services to migrant children. The reason? Because of the lifelong trauma we inflict upon them when we separate them from their parents at the border. AOC told the crowd:

Even if you separate a kid from their parents for two days you have already created life long lasting trauma.

And there are children who have been separated that we have reunified, and it took about a year to reunify some of these kids with their parents. Lifelong trauma for which we, the United States, are responsible.

And it chills me to my core to think about 20 years from now, when these kids grow up, the story that they will have about America. That is exactly why we cannot allow this administration to define immigration policy within the United States.

She also believes that a 9/11-style commission should be appointed to “find out every detail of what happened.” Here’s what she said:

This is something that I think is going to have to take a 9/11-style commission.

When there is a Democratic Senate and a Democratic presidency, Ocasio-Cortez said, the government should convene a special commission into child separation, aiming to reunify as many children as possible and to find out every detail of what happened.

It would work just like the 9/11 commission did when they said what went wrong?

The 9/11 commission, they were charged with the investigating and making sure they dug out every nook and cranny of what happened and how it happened in our system. And I think that that kind of study is what’s going to be required in order to reunite as many children with their parents as possible. That’s the work that we have to do.

AOC is correct that some of these children will sustain psychological damage as a result of being separated from their parents at the border.

However, I strongly disagree that the U.S. government is at fault. America has not invited these migrants. They’ve been told not to come. They are well aware of U.S. immigration laws and practices. In fact, they are the same as they were during the Obama administration.

Many of them have been offered asylum in Mexico, but choose to continue their journey to the U.S. border regardless. Migrants know what will happen before they arrive. They know what the conditions will be if they are caught, but choose to put themselves and their children at risk anyway.

Furthermore, if AOC is so concerned about conditions in these facilities, why were she and her pals the only four members of Congress to vote against an aid package to improve them?

The responsibility for the mental health of migrant children belongs to their parents, who have made the decision to break the law.

We don’t need a 9/11-style commission to figure it out.

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Left Forgets It Stayed Quiet On “The Squad” Not Funding the Border as They Lash Out At Rand Paul Over 9/11 Fund Misunderstanding

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If you were to believe the mainstream media, they would tell you that Kentucky Senator Rand Paul was blocking the 9/11 funds. There’s more to the story, of course.

Paul was never blocking the funds, just offering an amendment. It’s something that both his spokesperson and he himself clarified on Twitter.

“It has long been my feeling that we need to address our massive debt in the country,” he said.

“And therefore any new spending that we are approaching, any new program that’s going to have the longevity of 70, 80 years, should be offset by cutting spending that’s less valuable. We need to, at the very least, have this debate,” he continued. “I will be offering up an amendment if this bill should come to the floor, but until then, I object.”

As reported by The Hill, a spokesperson for Paul clarified that he’s not blocking anything, just looking for a way to pay for costs:

A spokesperson for Paul later told The Hill that Paul “is not blocking anything,” adding that he is “simply seeking to pay for it.”

“As with any bill, Senator Paul always believes it needs to be paid for. Senator Paul is simply offering an amendment, which other senators support, to pay for this legislation,” the spokesperson said in an emailed statement.

Paul also took to Twitter to clarify what was happening.

The left immediately began virtue signaling, starting with New York Senator and 2020 tag-a-long Kirsten Gillibrand who said she was “deeply disappointed that my colleague has just objected to the desperately needed and urgent bill for our 9/11 first responders.”

Other various media outlets began repeating that Paul is blocking the fund to help the first responders of 9/11. Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart even stepped in and bashed Paul, ignoring that both Paul and Sen. Mike Lee are only offering amendments, not blocking the bill.

Given its sensitive nature, I can understand why people would become upset with the stall, but asking for a debate over cost offsets on a bill that will cost us over $10 billion through the next decade is entirely reasonable. Still, the left is making out like Paul doesn’t care about the heroes of 9/11. Gillibrand made the comment that Paul should stop playing political games, but once again, it’s the left doing all the gaming.

Of course, all their virtue signaling and theatrical outrage for something they supposedly care about was nowhere to be seen when “The Squad” failed to vote for funding for the migrants families at the border.

Resisting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s call for billions in emergency border funding, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.), Ayanna Pressley(Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) all voted against the bill, effectively attempting to deny aid to the migrants they reportedly care so much about in order to own Trump.

“Throwing more money at the very organizations committing human rights abuses—and the very Administration directing these human rights abuses—is not a solution,” said Omar. “This is a humanitarian crisis—a humanitarian crisis inflicted by our own leadership. It’s also a refugee crisis fueled by state violence, corruption, and impunity in the Northern Triangle–one that this Administration has only fueled through mass deportation and slashing aid.”

Yes, they slashed aid in order to get back at Trump for slashing aid.

Was their backlash? No. Despite the fact that Democrats consider the immigrants at the southern border to be the sharpest arrow in their quiver, the mainstream media shrugged off “The Squad’s” so-called principled stance and continued to rail about the horrific things Republicans were doing.

Once again, Paul isn’t even blocking funding for the 9/11 bill, just offering an amendment and encouraging debate about where they can cut costs elsewhere to help fund it. “The Squad” flat out denied emergency border funding just to spite Trump.

Yet, look at what the media and the left is losing its mind over.

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As AOC Refuses to Help Migrants at the Border, Pro-Lifers Take Supplies to Help Families

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Central American migrants traveling with a caravan to the U.S. make their way to Mapastepec, Mexico, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. After a day of rest to honor a fellow traveler who died on the road on Monday, the march continues through Mexico. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stood by her “principles” and refused to vote for funding to help support the ever-growing migrant crowd at the border and deepening the crisis everyday. The legislation passed without “The Squad’s” help, but regardless, AOC was able to stand tall knowing that she stuck it to those racist Republicans by not helping the needy central Americans at the border.

What a warrior.

Where AOC and her ilk fail, a pro-life group refuses to. Known as the New Wave Feminists, this group of women is constantly making supply runs to holding areas where migrants are taken in order to help them. According to National Review, they’ve been doing this since December:

In December, “our ragtag secular lady gang” raised just under $10,000 dollars to take two van loads of supplies to the Humanitarian Respite Center” in McAllen, Texas, Rachel Lamb, director of Humanitarian Outreach for New Wave Feminists explains. (They were encouraged by the director of the center to bring the supplies and help process the gifts themselves, because volunteers are stretched there.) “We raised another $1,000 to have more toilet facilities built.” Their current campaign has a deadline of July 13 for another delivery.

“We are pro-life because we care about the inherit human dignity of every living person, inside the womb and out,” Herndon-De La Rosa says. She feels a heightened responsibility to not look away from people at the border because “as a Texan . . . it’s happening in my backyard,” she notes. “All are vulnerable and all are human beings.”

Kendra Stanton Lee is a writer at Medium who had just gotten done complaining that pro-lifers didn’t care about the plight of the children at the border, noting that religious organizations had stayed quiet about the crisis thus far. Then she heard about New Wave Feminists, and learned that pro-life organizations were doing more in the background than she had originally thought:

Reached by phone, Herndon-de la Rosa said she had made the same voyage in December 2018 to bring toiletries to a respite humanitarian center in McAllen, Texas run by Sr. Norma Pimentel. At that time, Herndon-de la Rosa said the center was overwhelmed and undersupplied, welcoming 800 new visitors per day, brought by ICE after their detainment. When Herndon-de la Rosa returned home, she knew she needed to enlist more help to make another such delivery. Herndon-de la Rosa was able to obtain sponsorship from more than 50 pro-life organizations to raise $133,000 toward supplies like formula, diapers, and other toiletries.

It becomes tiresome listening to the left proclaim that we don’t seem to care about children outside the womb. Not only do organizations help feed and care for children at the border, the Catholic church has also sent aid.

While you hear people like Ocasio-Cortez attempt to virtue signal over the treatment of people at the border, just remember that she spent her time fake crying at a gate that blocked off an empty parking lot while pro-life organizations did the heavy lifting to actually help.

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Majority of Mexicans Believe Illegal Immigrants Should Be Deported According to Recent Poll

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The United States isn’t just having a migrant crisis. Mexico has a very serious problem with the number of people streaming through its country in order to try to get into the United States and frankly, they’re sick of it.

The latest poll by the Washington Post showed that six in ten Mexicans consider the migrants a burden on their country, and believes they are taking jobs that belong to them. What’s more, 55 percent believe that deporting migrants heading toward the United States is a good thing.

According to WaPo, the fact that Mexicans find themselves lining up more with Trump about immigration than originally perceived is surprising:

Those findings defy the perception that Mexico – a country that has sent millions of its own migrants to the United States, sending billions of dollars in remittances – is sympathetic to the surge of Central Americans. Instead, the data suggests Mexicans have turned against the migrants transiting through their own country, expressing antipathy that would be familiar to many supporters of President Donald Trump north of the border.

I don’t think I need to focus on the fact that Mexico is getting a taste of what it’s like to have a bunch of migrants come in and cause problems in your country. What’s more interesting is that WaPo is surprised by the fact that unchecked migration to the point of encouragement is causing more problems than they anticipated.

It’s also hilarious that in the face of these problems, WaPo is surprised that many people are beginning to understand what Trump has been talking about and are now more than ready to side with him against the issue.

The fun part will be watching how the left responds to this, if they choose to respond at all. It’s going to be difficult to pull the race card when speaking of the migrant crisis when the citizens of Mexico are also in line with deportation and border security. Racism is generally an accusation reserved for white people, but the left can’t call Mexicans racist. It would run contrary to their established narrative.

The undeniable fact is that a migrant crisis has nothing to do with race, and would be a problem no matter what color of skin a person has. Illegal immigration boils down to economic effects and crime, not what skin color a person has. Any accusation that concerns about illegal immigration is purely racial now has to answer to the fact that Mexicans are also on board with Trump’s policies.

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BREAKING: Trump Makes Major Change to Asylum Rules

The Trump administration has finally moved forward with making major changes to our asylum rules.

This is long overdue.

It makes no sense for any true asylum seeker to to be allowed to country shop on their journey. The point of asylum is protection from immediate danger. It is not to garner the most economically beneficial situation. If someone is truly physically threatened in Guatemala, there is no reason for them to travel almost 2,000 miles, paying off drug cartels and putting their children in mortal danger, to cross the U.S. border illegally.

We simply do not have the amount of facilities, immigration judges, nor welfare to continue to sustain the influx of migrants currently coming. Asylum is not something that should be abused and allowing so many to do so only makes it harder for legitimate claims to be adjudicated. Lax enforcement and asylum abuse only incentivize more to come, which leads to more abuse, more rapes, and more sick and dead children.

The United States is an incredibly charitable nation, but we simply can not absorb the entirety of the world’s poor. This change to asylum laws is common sense and should be allowed to go into effect.

With that said, you’ll be able to count the days on your hands before a liberal judge puts an injunction in place, stopping this rule change. We aren’t governed by elected officials anymore, only the whims of district judges.

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Oops: House Democrats Mistakenly Post ‘Kids in Cages’ Pics from Obama Era to Promote anti-Trump Hearing

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House Oversight Committee Democrats were caught in a couple of significant “oopsies” on Twitter Tuesday, when it was discovered not one but two tweets they posted this month to promote a “kids in cages” immigration hearing that was held earlier today contained images of kids in cages during the Obama administration.

Fox News reports:

“Last week, members of our committee visited a detention center at the southern border and discovered grotesque treatment of children,” the first tweet, posted Tuesday afternoon, said. “This week, we are examining the inhumane treatment of the children in these detention centers.”

But the tweet included a photograph taken by The Associated Press in 2014, during the Obama administration, showing migrants in detention in Arizona. The Trump campaign flagged the soon-deleted tweet and noted the image comes from a time when current Democratic presidential primary front-runner Joe Biden was vice president.

“House Democrats are promoting their ‘civil rights’ hearing on ‘kids in cages’ and ‘inhumane treatment’ with a photo from 2014, when Joe Biden was Vice President,” the tweet read. “So dishonest!”

According to The Daily Caller, House Democrats then put up a new tweet with a different photograph — also, it turns out, from the Obama administration years. That tweet was soon deleted as well, after it was noticed by their Republican counterparts on the committee.

“You all know that’s a picture from 2014, right? Remind us who was President then,” the tweet said.

Here’s are screen grabs of the tweets. The first one was from July 2nd, according to Caleb Hull. The second one was from Tuesday the 9th:

If they were truly interested in the whole truth, why not just alter the text on the images to read “Kids in Cages: Inhumane Treatment at the Border from 2014-2019”? Because asking for a full accounting regarding the origins of the “kids in cages” issues on the border is apparently just too much:

“The photo was an error, and it has been removed. But there is simply no comparison between the actions of the Obama Administration and the Trump Administrations,” a committee aide on the Democratic side told the Washington Examiner. “The Obama Administration did not separate children from their families and create dehumanizing conditions as a way to deter immigration and asylum, which is the stated policy of the Trump Administration. The Obama Administration separated children only in an extremely small number of cases when there was a true danger to the child’s safety.”

Last month, Obama’s former ICE chief Thomas Homan confirmed once again how and when the issues with putting kids behind the chain-link fences began.
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Left-Leaning Pollster Has Some Bad News For Liberals On The Census Citizenship Question

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New polling data from The Economist/YouGov, organizations that lean more than a little to the left, shows that the majority of Americans believe the citizenship question should be included on the census. 2020 Democratic presidential candidates should pay attention.

The survey question read: Do you think the federal government should or should not ask people whether they are American citizens as part of the 2020 census?

53% of respondents favor adding the citizenship question to the census compared to only 32% who felt it should not be included. 14% were not sure.

This poll, conducted between June 30 and July 2, surveyed 1,500 US adult citizens.

A glance at the responses to some of the other questions in this poll leaves the impression that this particular group of respondents leaned more to the left than a typical group of US adult citizens.

The Daily Wire’s Hank Berrien goes even further saying that the “respondents surveyed seem to lean strongly toward the Left.” He explains:

To give an indication of just how left-leaning the respondents surveyed were, when asked what they thought of the nine Supreme Court justices, the justices gaining far and away the highest approval ratings were leftists Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor, while the conservative justices lagged far behind; 53% of respondents said Roe v. Wade should not be overturned; 45% of respondents opposed President Trump’s policies while only 33% approved, and most tellingly, 37% said they would vote in their state’s Democratic Primary this year with only 27% saying the same of voting in their state’s GOP primary. 43% of respondents said they would vote for whomever the Democratic presidential nominee will be in 2020 as opposed to 34% who would vote for President Trump.

Berrien just may be correct, because a new Harvard University Center for American Political Studies/Harris poll, published in The Washington Times showed that 67% of all registered U.S. voters believe the citizenship questions should be included on the census.

Most surprising of all, the Harvard poll found that 55% of Hispanics support adding the question. Considering all the caterwauling from the Left over this issue, that’s quite remarkable.

Here are the figures of those who support the question by group.

Republicans: 88%
Independents: 63%
Democrats: 52%
Rural Voters: 74%
Black Voters: 59%
Urban Voters: 58%

And unsurprisingly,

Voters Who Backed Hillary in 2016: 47%
Liberal Voters: 44%

Attorney General William Barr told the Associated Press today he believes the Trump administration can legally add a citizenship question. He said he had been in regular contact with President Trump and  “I agree with him that the Supreme Court decision was wrong.” He added that he thinks “there is an opportunity potentially to cure the lack of clarity that was the problem and we might as well take a shot at doing that.”

Barr also told the AP that “the Trump administration will take action in the coming days that he believes will allow the government to add the controversial census query.”

We have a right to know who is and who is not a U.S. citizen. The left opposes it because they know it will prevent many illegals from completing the form. And they want everyone counted.

This shouldn’t even be an issue, let alone a controversial one.

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