Trump Admin Won't Add Citizenship Question to Census

  • 2019-07-02
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Trump Admin Won't Add Citizenship Question to Census
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Last week the Supreme Court blocked the addition of the citizenship question to the census. In response, the Trump administration has decided not to fight the decision.

The Census will be printed without the question included. It has been reported that the deadline the Trump administration set to print the forms had already passed further creating an incentive to print without a legal battle.

According to Law & Crime:

Twitter erupted Tuesday afternoon as a lawyer who formerly worked in the White House Counsel’s Office during President Barack Obama‘s presidency tweeted that the Trump Administration “just advised that the decision has been made to print the census questionnaire WITHOUT the citizenship question.”

 

The email said that the printer has been “instructed to begin the printing process.”

Earlier Tuesday, Law&Crime reported that the Trump Administration missed the deadline it set to begin printing census forms and mailers. It appeared that the government was still trying to figure out how to respond to last week’s decision in the Supreme Court, which blocked the addition of the question. The justices decided that the lower court warranted in blocking the addition of the question.

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SCOTUS also said there was a “significant mismatch between the decision the [Commerce] Secretary [Wilbur Ross] made and the rationale he provided.”

President Trump had previously promised to hold up the printing of the forms until the question was added. This move is in direct contradiction to that promise.

 Source: TTN

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