NYT: Scandal! Kris Kobach Expressed an Opinion on Citizenship
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Here’s an amusing NYT article: We are Shocked, SHOCKED to learn that Kris Kobach, the GOP’s top legal expert on immigration law, expressed an opinion on putting a citizenship query in Census:

Documents Show Political Lobbying in Census Question About Citizenship

Kris W. Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state. In a July 2017 email, he noted that he had spoken with the commerce secretary about a census question about citizenship on at least two occasions.

It’s downright un-American for the American government to know whether people living in America are Americans. Only Canada would stoop so low:

From the Canadian government website:

2016 Census of Population questions, long form (National Household Survey)


STEP E – Question identifier 12: Where was this person born?

Specify one response only, according to present boundaries.
Born in Canada
1: Nfld. Lab.
2: P.E.I.
3: N.S.
4: N.B.
5: Quebec
6: Ontario
7: Manitoba
8: Sask.
9: Alberta
10: B.C.
11: Yukon
12: N.W.T.
13: Nunavut
Born outside Canada
14: specify country

STEP E – Question identifier 13: Of what country is this person a citizen?

Indicate more than one citizenship, if applicable.

“Canada, by naturalization” refers to the process by which an immigrant is granted citizenship of Canada, under the Citizenship Act.

1: Canada, by birth
2: Canada, by naturalization
3: Other country — specify

STEP E – Question identifier 14: Is this person now, or has this person ever been, a landed immigrant?

A “landed immigrant” (permanent resident) is a person who has been granted the right to live in Canada permanently by immigration authorities.

1: No. Go to question 16.
2: Yes

STEP E – Question identifier 15: In what year did this person first become a landed immigrant?

Example: Year 1974
1: Year. If exact year is not known, enter best estimate.

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