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USTrump Administration Drops Bid To Put Citizenship Question On 2020 Census

00:05  03 july  2019
00:05  03 july  2019 Source:   huffingtonpost.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.

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration , in a dramatic about-face, abandoned its quest on Tuesday to add a citizenship question to the 2020 The decision was a victory for critics who said the question was part of an administration effort to skew the census results in favor of Republicans.

President Trump said Thursday he is dropping his administration ’s effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census , a reversal that comes days after he demanded his team push forward after the Supreme Court blocked the move.

Trump Administration Drops Bid To Put Citizenship Question On 2020 Census © Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock Immigration activists gather outside the US Supreme Court to await the justices' ruling on the Trump administration's attempt to add a citizenship question to the US census in Washington, DC, USA, 27 June 2019. 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.

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This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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