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USJudge signs order permanently blocking citizenship question from 2020 census

00:50  17 july  2019
00:50  17 july  2019 Source:   thehill.com

Ken Cuccinelli confident citizenship question will be on 2020 census

Ken Cuccinelli confident citizenship question will be on 2020 census President Trump's chief immigration and citizenship officer believes that the 2020 U.S. census will include a question on citizenship. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Acting United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli predicted that Trump would ultimately succeed in amending the 2020 census. Cuccinelli appeared on Fox News Sunday with guest host Dana Perino, according to a clip of the show released early on Twitter.

A third federal judge ruled Friday against the Trump administration's plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census . U.S. District Judge George Hazel in Maryland wrote that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross's decision to add the question to the census was arbitrary and capricious

U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman ordered the administration to stop its plans to include the controversial question on forms for the upcoming Furman found that the decision by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to add the citizenship question to the 2020 census was "unlawful" because

Judge signs order permanently blocking citizenship question from 2020 census© The Hill 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 status on the 2020 census questionnaire or otherwise asking a citizenship question as part of the 2020 decennial census."

Department of Justice shaking up legal team on census case

Department of Justice shaking up legal team on census case President Trump has demanded that the citizenship question be included.

Federal court blocks Trump administration's plan to add a citizenship question to 2020 census . Published Tue, Jan 15 2019 9:50 AM ESTUpdated Tue, Jan Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had argued that the question was necessary in order to uphold certain provisions of the Voting Rights Act.

WASHINGTON — A federal judge blocked the Commerce Department from adding a question on American citizenship to the 2020 census , handing a legal victory on Tuesday to critics who accused the Trump administration of trying to turn the census into a tool to advance Republican political

The order also states that Furman, an Obama appointee, will be able to enforce the order "until the 2020 census results are processed and sent to the President by December 31, 2020."

The parties in the case, including the state of New York and the American Civil Liberties Union, told Furman in a letter filed earlier Tuesday that they had written the proposed order and that the Justice Department "does not oppose" the judge signing it.

The letter points to an executive order issued by Trump last week that directs federal agencies to provide records relating to citizenship to the Commerce Department, after determining there was "no practical mechanism for including the [citizenship] question on the 2020 decennial census."

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.

A federal judge rules that she is unconvinced of an immediate need to block a citizenship question from the 2020 census over privacy concerns.

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from asking about citizenship status on the 2020 census , the first major ruling in cases contending officials ramrodded the question through for Republican political purposes to intentionally undercount immigrants.

Furman had initially ruled against the question's inclusion on the 2020 census, an order upheld by the Supreme Court last month.

Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in last month's 5-4 decision that the reason for the question's inclusion - enforcing the Voting Rights Act - was "contrived" and blocked it from appearing on the census for the time being, unless officials provided a rationale in line with the evidence in the case.

Trump initially signaled after the justices' ruling that he would push forward with the attempt to get the question included on the 2020 census, setting off further legal efforts in Furman's court and in another Maryland lawsuit challenging the question over an alleged discriminatory intent.

But the president last week conceded defeat over the citizenship question, instead signing the executive order on collecting citizenship information through other means - the original recommendation made by the Census Bureau.

A similar proposed order is expected to be filed in the Maryland citizenship question case, one of the lawyers involved told The Hill last week.

Opponents of the citizenship question have argued that including it on the census would lead to an undercount of minority groups, particularly Hispanics and immigrants, and an overall inaccurate count of the U.S. population.

Disputes over the question aren't over quite yet: The House is set to vote this week on a resolution to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt for failing to comply with congressional subpoenas relating to the citizenship question.

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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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