Trump Administration Reverses Course on Citizenship Question in 2020 Census

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Press Conference in Manhattan City Hall in New York for next years census count on April 23, 2019 (Shuttershock).
In a significant turn, the Trump administration announced on July 3 it was looking for ways to include a citizenship question in the 2020 census. The course reversal came a day after the administration said that the upcoming population count would not include the controversial question.
A week before its announcement, the administration was blocked by the Supreme Court, which rejected the government’s reason for adding the question to the upcoming census. Officials, who faced nearing deadlines and a long legal fight, ordered the Census Bureau to begin printing census forms without the citizenship question on July 2, The New York Times initially reported.
The Census Bureau maintained that it needed to begin printing census forms by July 1 in order to meet the April 2020 deadline.
A lawyer from the Justice…

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