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PoliticsTrump looking 'very strongly' at delaying census

02:30  02 july  2019
02:30  02 july  2019 Source:   thehill.com

Reopened Legal Challenge to Census Citizenship Question Throws Case Into Chaos

Reopened Legal Challenge to Census Citizenship Question Throws Case Into Chaos The battle over whether to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census was thrown into turmoil on Tuesday, just as the Supreme Court was expected to issue a ruling on the dispute this week. By allowing a district judge to reopen a case related to the origin of the question, a federal appeals court raised the prospect that the federal government might be unable to meet a deadline for completing census questionnaires that include it, regardless of the Supreme Court’s ruling. New hearings in the reopened case would stretch well beyond July 1, which is the deadline for printing the questionnaire and other forms.

President Trump said Monday he's looking “ very strongly ” at delaying the 2020 census if the administration is not allowed to add a citizenship question, an unprecedented move that would surely trigger new legal challenges.

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President Trump said Monday he's looking "very strongly" at delaying the 2020 census if the administration is not allowed to add a citizenship question, an unprecedented move that would surely trigger new legal challenges.

"We're looking at that," Trump told reporters at the White House when asked about a delay. "So you can ask other things, but you can't ask whether or not somebody is a citizen? So we are trying to do that. We're looking at that very strongly."

Trump says he'll attempt to 'delay the Census' after Supreme Court decision on citizenship question

Trump says he'll attempt to 'delay the Census' after Supreme Court decision on citizenship question President Donald Trump said on Thursday afternoon that he would attempt to delay the 2020 census following a Supreme Court decision.

President Trump said Monday he's looking “ very strongly ” at delaying the 2020 census if the administration is not allowed to add a citizenship question, an unprecedented move that would surely trigger new legal challenges.

President Trump said he’s looking “ very strongly ” at delaying the 2020 census if the administration is not allowed to add a citizenship question, The Hill reports. Said Trump : “We’re looking at that. So you can ask other things but you can’t ask whether or not somebody is a citizen?

Trump first floated a delay of the census last week after the Supreme Court blocked the administration from including a citizenship question, demanding that the Commerce Department provide a more clear-cut explanation for the move.

The president said it's crucial the question be asked because "it's very important to find out if somebody's a citizen as opposed to an illegal." He said, without citing evidence, that immigrants living illegally in the U.S. are "treated better than the coal miner" suffering from black lung.

The high court's ruling may preclude the question from being added to census forms. The Commerce Department has said it faces a July 1 printing deadline but that it could be pushed back to the end of October under extenuating circumstances.

Legal experts have said delaying the census would violate the Constitution, which says it must take place every 10 years and must count all people living in the U.S. Under federal law, the census must begin by April 1, 2020.

Trump said last week he was asking his legal advisers to examine whether a delay is possible.

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