Jill Colvin, Mark Sherman and Zeke Miller Associated Press Published 11:40 AM EDT Jul 12, 2019 Washington – President Donald Trump is arguing he didn’t retreat when he abandoned his effort to insert a citizenship question into next year’s census and insists his fallback will prove a more accurate option. “Not only didn’t I back down, I backed up because anybody else would have given this up a long time ago,” Trump told reporters Friday, one day after directing federal agencies to try to compile the citizenship information using existing databases. Still, the decision was clearly a reversal. The Supreme Court had blocked his effort by disputing his administration’s rationale for demanding that census respondents declare whether or not they were citizens. Trump had said last week that he was “very seriously” considering an executive order to try to force the question. But the government has begun the lengthy and expensive … [Read more...] about Trump claims no retreat on citizenship question on census
Citizen question on census
President Trump announced Thursday he plans to sign an executive order regarding the collection of citizenship information, but the order will not involve the 2020 census. Instead, he ordered all federal government agencies and departments to provide data they have about citizens and non-citizens to the Commerce Department. The move brings to an end a contentious legal battle over whether a question on citizenship could be included in the census, one that reached the Supreme Court."I'm hereby ordering every department and agency in the federal government to provide the Department of Commerce with all requested records regarding the number of citizens and non-citizens in our country," Mr. Trump said in remarks in the White House Rose Garden Thursday afternoon. The president lambasted "far-left Democrats" for trying to hide "the number of illegal aliens in our midst," claiming without citing evidence that the number of undocumented immigrants in the country is far higher than … [Read more...] about Trump abandons effort to include citizenship question on census
Share Tweet Email census Share: Share Tweet Email Share: Share Tweet Email AP WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump abandoned his controversial bid to demand citizenship details from all respondents in next year's census Thursday, instead directing federal agencies to try to compile the information using existing databases."It is essential that we have a clear breakdown of the number of citizens and non-citizens that make up the United States population," Trump said at a Rose Garden announcement. He insisted he was "not backing down."His reversal comes after the Supreme Court blocked his efforts to include the citizenship question and as the government had already begun the lengthy and expensive process of printing the census questionnaire without it.Trump had said last week that he was "very seriously" considering an executive order to try to force the question's inclusion, even though such a move would surely have … [Read more...] about Trump abandons bid to include citizenship question on census
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Supreme Court Leaves Citizenship Question on Census in Doubt Advertisement Supported by ByAdam Liptak June 27, 2019 WASHINGTON — In a setback for the Trump administration, the Supreme Court on Thursday sent back to a lower court a case on whether the census should contain a citizenship question, leaving in doubt whether the question would be on the 2020 census. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., writing for the majority, said the explanation offered by the Trump administration for adding the question — asking whether a person is a citizen — was inadequate. But he left open the possibility that it could provide an adequate answer. “The reasoned explanation requirement of administrative law, after all, is meant to ensure that agencies offer genuine justifications for … [Read more...] about Supreme Court Leaves Citizenship Question on Census in Doubt
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