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PoliticsPelosi: Census citizenship question is effort to 'make America white again'

00:30  09 july  2019
00:30  09 july  2019 Source:   thehill.com

Democrats celebrate announcement on citizenship census question

Democrats celebrate announcement on citizenship census question Top Democrats on Capitol Hill are celebrating the Trump administration's announcement on Tuesday that it will forgo adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Critics have pushed back on the White House's efforts to ensure its inclusion for months, arguing it had the potential to cause noncitizens and anyone else in their households to skip filling out the question or partaking in the census altogether, which could lead to an inaccurate count.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) argued Monday that President Trump's push to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census is an effort to " make America white again " in an adaptation of his campaign slogan.

Pelosi : Census Citizenship Question an Effort to ‘ Make America White Again ’. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) slammed the Trump administration’s continued push to put a citizenship question on the 2020 census on Monday, telling reporters it was an effort to “ make America white

Pelosi: Census citizenship question is effort to 'make America white again'© Greg Nash Pelosi: Census citizenship question is effort to 'make America white again'

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) argued Monday that President Trump's push to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census is an effort to "make America white again" in an adaptation of his campaign slogan.

"This is about keeping - you know his hat - make America white again," Pelosi said at an event in San Francisco about election security legislation, referring to the red "Make America Great Again" hats that are popular among Trump supporters.

Pelosi, like other critics of adding the citizenship question to the 2020 census, argued that it could result in racial minorities being undercounted so that legislative maps can be drawn more favorably for Republicans.

DOJ ordered to find ways to include citizenship question on 2020 census, official says

DOJ ordered to find ways to include citizenship question on 2020 census, official says A lawyer with the Department of Justice said Wednesday that agency officials have been ordered to determine whether there is a way the administration can include a citizenship question on the 2020 census, hours after a tweet from President Trump raised confusion over the status of the question.Joseph Hunt, an assistant attorney general with DOJ's civil division, said Wednesday that the department has been "instructed to examine whether there is a path forward, consistent with the Supreme Court's decision, that would allow us to include the citizenship question on the census." "We think there may be a legally available path under the Supreme Court's decision.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi doesn’t want a citizenship question on the 2020 census . Surprise, surprise, I know. However, her most recent reasons for opposition might “But this is about keeping — you know, Make America , you know his hat — Make America White Again ,” Pelosi continued.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif, slammed the Trump adminisration for its ongoing efforts to include a citizenship question in the 2020 U.S. Census Make America White Again ,” she continued. “They want to make sure that people -- –certain people are counted. It’s really disgraceful and it’s not what

"They want to make sure that people, certain people, are counted. It's really disgraceful. And it's not what our founders had in mind," Pelosi said. "What they want to do is put a chilling effect so certain populations will not answer the form."

President Trump told reporters late last week that he is considering an executive order to ensure the citizenship question is included on the census after the Supreme Court blocked the effort in a ruling last month.

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the Trump administration's argument that the citizenship question is needed to enforce a federal voting rights law didn't hold up to the evidence provided in the case. The court said that the Trump administration would have to offer a different legal justification for adding the question.

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'This is about " make America white again ,"' Pelosi said. 'They [the Trump administration] want to make sure that certain people are counted. The Trump administration had said the question was being added to aid in enforcement of the Voting Rights Act, which protects minority voters' access to

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) criticized President Donald Trump's efforts to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census by "This is about keeping — you know his hat — make America white again ," Pelosi said Monday. "They want to make sure that people, certain people

The Trump administration initially appeared to relent on pursuing the question. But the Justice Department reversed course last week and said that officials have been ordered to find a way for the Trump administration to include a citizenship question on the census.

House Democrats have been investigating the Trump administration's efforts to add the citizenship question. The House Oversight and Reform Committee voted last month to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas for documents about adding the citizenship question to the census.

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President Donald Trump is spreading falsehoods on issues of race, immigration and American-ness, exhorting four non-white female lawmakers to "go back" to where they came from and crying foul over his failed bid to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); He suggests that the Democratic lawmakers, who recently sparred with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, are foreigners better off leaving the U.S. than trying to tell Americans what to do.

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