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Steve Hilton questioned Tuesday what issues there could be with asking someone if he or she is a United States citizen on the 2020 census.

"Fundamentally, what is wrong with asking people if they're a citizen?" Hilton asked. "There are certain rights and responsibilities that go with being a citizen that you don't get if you're not a citizen."

After the Trump administration's announcement that the 2020 census would include a check-box question about U.S. citizenship, the state of the California promised to sue.

The state of California has been under a watchful eye recently due to its "sanctuary" state law, allowing for more limited cooperation between local law enforcement and national ICE officials.

"I think people are just sick and tired of the attorney general there, just basically challenging everything and wasting everyone's time with these court challenges," said Hilton, who lives in California.

Many cities in California have recently moved to try and opt out of the sanctuary law. A proposal by Los Alamitos Rep. Warren Kusumoto to opt his city out was met with overwhelming support.

Aliso Viejo Mayor David Harrington (R) said of the reaction in his city that "it's been going about 50-1, in favor."

"Establishing who is and isn't a citizen is a perfectly reasonable thing for government to do," Hilton said.

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