Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | On Politics: Census Will Not Have Citizenship Question Advertisement Supported by July 3, 2019 Good Wednesday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today. _____________________ • The Trump administration abandoned its quest to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a week after being blocked by the Supreme Court. 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. • Overcrowded, squalid conditions are more widespread at migrant centers along the southern border than initially revealed, the Department of Homeland Security’s independent watchdog said Tuesday. Its report describes standing-room-only cells, children without showers and hot meals, … [Read more...] about On Politics: Census Will Not Have Citizenship Question
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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
One year out from the start of the 2020 census, Census Bureau officials set out Monday to demonstrate the importance of the head count for all Americans. President Donald Trump offered a different message, saying the count will be "meaningless" if it doesn't include a citizenship question. In a tweet Monday, Trump blamed "Radical Left Democrats" for opposing the "all important" question on citizenship. The Trump administration wants to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census. But the idea faces court challenges from Democratic-leaning states and communities that argue it would make immigrants and their families less likely to respond to the constitutionally mandated tally and thus make the count less accurate. The official counting begins on April 1 next year. To mark the date one year out, Census Bureau officials held a briefing Monday to begin raising awareness and project confidence that they're up to the monumental task. The fight over climate change in Congress … [Read more...] about Trump Says Census ‘Meaningless’ Without Citizenship Question
The Department of Justice said it will ask the Supreme Court of the United States to immediately review a proposed 2020 census question which would ask respondents whether or not they are a U.S. citizen, according to a legal filing. The question has already been struck down by a federal judge in New York. The controversial question has prompted dozens of lawsuits, including New York's, with critics claiming that asking "Is this person a citizen of the United States?" would depress turnout among immigrants. "Secretary Ross's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census — even if it did not violate the Constitution itself — was unlawful for a multitude of independent reasons and must be set aside," Judge Jess Furman of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York wrote in a court filing striking down the question.Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the census, announced he would reinstate the question, claiming that it was in … [Read more...] about Justice Department to ask the Supreme Court for a review of Trump administration’s 2020 census citizenship question
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