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PoliticsTrump expected to order citizenship question added to the census

14:40  11 july  2019
14:40  11 july  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

Trump expected to end his fight to add citizenship question to census, sources say

Trump expected to end his fight to add citizenship question to census, sources say President Trump on Thursday was expected to announce that he is ending his fight to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

The question asks, "Is this person a citizen of the United States?" Furman found that the decision by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to add the citizenship question to the 2020 census was "unlawful" because of "a veritable smorgasbord of classic, clear-cut" violations of the Administrative Procedure

Since 1950, the citizenship question has not been asked on the full Census , leaving the nation without an exact estimate of how many citizens and noncitizens are in Those who petitioned Trump to immediately sign an executive order to include the citizenship question on the Census include

Trump expected to order citizenship question added to the census© Evan Vucci President Donald Trump speaks during an event on kidney health at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington on July 10, 2019.

President Donald Trump is expected to announce an executive action on getting the citizenship question added to the census, according to an administration official.

Trump announced on Twitter Thursday morning that he will hold a press conference in the afternoon to discuss his latest efforts at including the citizenship question as part of the census.

Judge signs order permanently blocking citizenship question from 2020 census

Judge signs order permanently blocking citizenship question from 2020 census A federal judge in New York on Tuesday signed an order permanently blocking the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, days after President Trump gave up on his efforts to get such a question on next year's census.The order, signed by Judge Jesse Furman, was jointly drafted by the parties opposing the citizenship question.It stops administration officials "from including a citizenship question on the 2020 decennial census questionnaire; from delaying the process of printing the 2020 decennial census questionnaire after June 30, 2019 for the purpose of including a citizenship question; and from asking persons about citizenship sta

That’s what happened with the census citizenship question . A Republican redistricting expert advocated for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census to give an electoral edge to white people and Republicans, opponents of the move alleged in a court filing Thursday.

President Donald Trump is considering signing an executive order that would add a question about citizenship in the 2020 census . NBC’s Hans Nichols reports

"The White House will be hosting a very big and very important Social Media Summit today," Trump tweeted. "Would I have become President without Social Media? Yes (probably)! At its conclusion, we will all go to the beautiful Rose Garden for a News Conference on the Census and Citizenship."

Last week, Trump told reporters on the White House South Lawn when asked if he would issue an executive order: "We're thinking about doing that."

"It's one of the ways," he added. "We have four or five ways we can do it. It's one of the ways and we're thinking about doing it very seriously."

The news conference comes as two federal judges refused to let the Department of Justice withdraw lawyers from a lawsuit over the Trump administration's plans to put the citizenship question on the 2020 census form.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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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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