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PoliticsDemocrats claim victory as Trump retreats on census citizenship question

02:25  12 july  2019
02:25  12 july  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

Trump Administration Drops Bid To Put Citizenship Question On 2020 Census

Trump Administration Drops Bid To Put Citizenship Question On 2020 Census There will not be a question asking about citizenship on the 2020 census, the Trump administration said Tuesday. The decision comes days after the Supreme Court temporarily blocked the administration from adding the question, saying it did not provide an adequate explanation for the addition. Here’s the email from DOJ pic.twitter.com/PdyfK0a1hJ — Daniel Jacobson (@Dan_F_Jacobson) July 2, 2019 This is a developing story. Check back for details. This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

“The Census Bureau has started the process of printing the decennial questionnaires without the question Hours after the Trump administration’s announcement, Donald Trump said on Twitter: “A The decision is a major victory for Democrats who have argued that undercounting immigrants

Conservative justices indicated a citizenship question would be eminently reasonable, noting that other countries use such questions and that the United States has The Supreme Court already has handed Trump some major victories , including upholding his travel ban targeting people from several

Democrats claim victory as Trump retreats on census citizenship question© Jacquelyn Martin Image: Chuck Schumer, Jeff Merkley, Mazie Hirono

WASHINGTON — Democrats ran victory laps and breathed sighs of relief Thursday as President Donald Trump announced that he was backing down on his demands to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census after the Supreme Court blocked the administration's plan to add it.

"The president's retreat on adding the misguided citizen question to the census was long overdue and is a significant victory for democracy and fair representation," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a statement. "Every person must be counted and no one should be intimidated by the president and his capricious behavior."

Poll: Two-Thirds of Voters Say Citizenship Question Should Be Allowed on Census

Poll: Two-Thirds of Voters Say Citizenship Question Should Be Allowed on Census Two-thirds of voters support allowing the U.S. census to include a question about an individual's citizenship status, according to a new poll.

Politics. 2 mins ago. Trump Administration Retreats on Census Citizenship Question . In a stinging defeat for President Donald Trump , his administration ended its effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census , saying that it will begin printing forms that do not include the contentious query.

President Trump ’s own department decided to print the census forms without the question about citizenship . Then the president said he was considering A Republican redistricting expert advocated for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census to give an electoral edge to white people and

Schumer said that Trump is still "so intent on intimidating communities of color that even when the courts and rule of law thwart him, he still tries to persist in his ham-handed ways."

Trump announced in remarks Thursday evening in the White House Rose Garden, alongside Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, that he was giving up on a push to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, and was instead issuing an executive order directing departments and agencies to better share data related to the number of citizens and non-citizens in the country.

The order will eliminate "longstanding obstacles" to data sharing, the president said, and allow the administration to combine that data with information from the 2020 census questionnaire to create a more accurate count than in the past.

Poll: Majority say the census should be able to include citizenship question

Poll: Majority say the census should be able to include citizenship question Sixty-seven percent of voters said the census should be able to ask whether people living in the U.S. are citizens, going against the recent Supreme Court decision on the matter, according to a new Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The poll also found that the inclusion of the question was supported among members of both parties, with 88 percent of Republicans and 52 percent of Democrats supporting its inclusion.

Trump on track for Supreme Court victory on census . Reuters - US Video Online. WASHINGTON, April 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority on Tuesday appeared poised to hand President Donald Trump a victory on his administration's plan to add a citizenship question to

Because printing of the Census form without the citizenship question has now started, amending the form could potentially cost hundreds of millions of additional taxpayer dollars Trump can tweet and stomp his feet, but Democrats aren’t going to give him the money for a Census citizenship question .

Last month, the Supreme Court ruled that the administration had not provided a sufficient reason for adding the question.

ACLU Voting Rights Project director Dale Ho, who argued the Supreme Court case, said in a statement Thursday that Trump had just acknowledged defeat. "He lost in the Supreme Court, which saw through his lie about needing the question for the Voting Rights Act. It is clear he simply wanted to sow fear in immigrant communities and turbocharge Republican gerrymandering efforts by diluting the political influence of Latino communities."

Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., celebrated the news Thursday on Twitter.

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.Y., a 2020 Democratic presidential contender, pushed back on the president's remarks.

Other Democrats, meanwhile, expressed concern Thursday about the administration's plan to conduct mass immigration raids on Sunday.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement plan to target about 2,000 families in major cities across the United States — the same 10 cities that were revealed under previous plans, Department of Homeland Security officials said Thursday, though a source told NBC News that two of those cities may change. The previously named cities were: Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York and San Francisco.

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Trump Says He Will Seek Citizenship Information From Existing Federal Records, Not the Census.
President Trump on Thursday abandoned his battle to place a question about citizenship on the 2020 census, and instructed the government to compile citizenship data from existing federal records, a significant retreat in the president’s wider crackdown on undocumented immigration. Mr. Trump announced in the Rose Garden that he was giving up on the census question two weeks after the Supreme Court rebuked the Trump administration over its effort to modify the census. Just last week, Mr. Trump insisted that he “must” pursue that goal.

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