Boothe: Anything Trump Does on Immigration Will Trigger 'Massive Uproar' From Left, Media
Lisa Boothe said Wednesday that no matter what the Trump administration does to strengthen immigration laws, it's going to cause "massive uproar from the mainstream media and the left."
Boothe reacted on "Outnumbered" after 17 states, Washington, D.C. and six cities sued the Trump administration to block the addition of a citizenship question on the 2020 census.
The citizenship question appeared on "almost every decennial census from 1820 to 1950," according to the Commerce Department.
Boothe said she expects more lawsuits over Trump's immigration policies, even ones that have historical precedent.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D-N.Y.) is spearheading the lawsuit and says asking the question could cause inaccurate population count.
“It is not just undocumented people who would be afraid in this situation, anyone with a mixed status family or anyone who is concerned about the anti-immigrant animus, and courts repeatedly have found in cases that I have brought that this administration has an anti-immigrant animus, will be scared,” Schneiderman said during a news conference about the situation Tuesday.
A day after the announcement of the question's addition, the state of the California promised to sue the Trump administration.
Here's the lawsuit we filed last night against @realdonaldtrump's #census2020 decision. #California simply has too much to lose for us to allow his Administration to botch this obligation! #citizenship pic.twitter.com/Kp1WWJ3jC8
— Xavier Becerra (@AGBecerra) March 27, 2018
"Why not ask the question? Because somebody might be offended?" former Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) asked.
"This is not an exercise in being politically correct. It's an exercise in understanding the demographics of what's going on in this country."