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PoliticsTrump Says He Will Seek Citizenship Information From Existing Federal Records, Not the Census

01:15  12 july  2019
01:15  12 july  2019 Source:   nytimes.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.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he is "very seriously" considering an executive order to try to force the inclusion of a citizenship question as part of the 2020 Census . Speaking to reporters as he departed the White House for a weekend in New Jersey, Trump said the

When the Trump administration announced last year it was adding a citizenship question to the census , opponents argued Judge Furman said he agreed. But he added that federal law requires that before making such a decision, an agency has He was the chief strategist, not the chief of staff.

Trump Says He Will Seek Citizenship Information From Existing Federal Records, Not the Census© Doug Mills/The New York Times President Trump on Thursday in the Rose Garden.

WASHINGTON — 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.

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

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.

Trump also said he has "four or five options" as his lawyers look to deal with a Supreme Court decision released June 27 that blocked a citizenship question on the census . They accused the Trump administration of seeking an undercount that will affect, among other issues, the allocation of federal

Attorney General William Barr said Monday he sees a way to legally add a citizenship question to the 2020 census , despite a Supreme Court ruling that blocked its inclusion, at least temporarily. Barr says he sees a legal pathway for citizenship question.

He instead said he was issuing an executive order instructing federal departments and agencies to provide the Census Bureau with citizenship data immediately.

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“We are not backing down on our effort to determine the citizenship status of the United States population,” Mr. Trump insisted.

The Trump administration has argued that including the question on census forms is an important part of its efforts to protect the voting rights of the nation’s minority residents, but the Supreme Court rejected that justification as a “contrived” pretext.

[Barr says legal path to census citizenship question exists, but he gives no details.]

Government experts have predicted that asking the question would cause many immigrants to refuse to participate in the census, leading to an undercount of about 6.5 million people. That could reduce Democratic representation when congressional districts are allocated in 2021 and affect how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal spending are distributed.

Trump expected to order citizenship question added to the census

Trump expected to order citizenship question added to the census President Trump announced on Twitter that he will hold a press conference Thursday afternoon.

WASHINGTON — Wilbur L. Ross Jr. had been Commerce secretary for less than three months, and he was growing impatient. The billionaire investor entered office promising to renegotiate trade deals. But he had another, less visible priority: adding a question about citizenship status to the 2020 census

Mr. Barr said that the Trump administration would soon reveal how it plans to add the question, but he would not detail potential legal pathways. It was not clear what such an order would accomplish; the Constitution makes Congress responsible for overseeing the census , not the president, though the

The new approach, which appears to have been available to the Trump administration all along, could provide a clearer picture of how many people living in the United States are citizens without distorting census participation. But some Democrats complained on Thursday that the public debate itself might have sown fear among immigrants in the country and could taint their view of the census, even if it does not include the question about citizenship.

Mr. Trump’s climb down came just days after his attorney general, William P. Barr, said that the court’s ruling was “wrong” and that the citizenship question could still appear on the census, whose mass printing must begin soon. Mr. Trump himself wrote in a tweet on July 3 that the administration was “absolutely moving forward, as we must, because of the importance of the answer to this question.”

Maggie Haberman contributed reporting.

Trump looking 'very strongly' at delaying census.
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. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); "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.

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