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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

Maryland judge says census question might have discriminatory motive

Maryland judge says census question might have discriminatory motive A U.S. judge says new evidence paints a "disturbing picture" that racial discrimination may be the motive behind the Trump administration's push to ask everyone in the country about citizenship status. Last week, U.S. District Judge George Hazel of Maryland ruled there's enough evidence to warrant reopening a case focused on whether a proposed 2020 census question violates minorities' rights. Federal judge in Maryland is third to block citizenship question on 2020 census » In a court filing, Hazel wrote that new evidence "potentially connects the dots between a discriminatory purpose" and a decision by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to ask the citizenship question.

Judge Orders Trump Administration To Remove 2020 Census Citizenship Question . Furman, however, based his final ruling blocking the citizenship question on a record of internal emails, memos and other documents the Trump administration was initially required to file for the lawsuits.

Citizenship question to be put back on the 2020 Census for first time in 70 years. The Trump administration 's decision to ask people about their citizenship in the 2020 Census set off worries that non- citizens will dodge the survey altogether, diluting political representation for states that tend to

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.

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.

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