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Trump announces end of fight to add citizenship question to census

Trump announces end of fight to add citizenship question to census

Trump ends fight to put citizenship on census questionPresident Donald Trump announced Thursday he is backing down from his effort to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census, and will instead take executive action that instructs the Commerce Department to obtain an estimate of U.S. citizenship through other means.

“I am 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 noncitizens in our  country,” Trump said in a Rose Garden announcement Thursday afternoon.  “They must furnish all legally accessible records in their possession  immediately. We will utilize these vast federal databases to gain a  full, complete, and accurate count of the noncitizen population.”

TVNL Comment: The Supreme Court won this one.  Trump and Barr lost.  That’s the way the Constitution meant it to go.  We came close to a Constitutional crisis. But justice won this one. 

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