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Trump increasingly boxed in on census citizenship question


Added 07-10-19 02:58:02pm EST - “President Trump looks to be increasingly boxed in on his effort to add a controversial citizenship question to this year's U.S. census.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Trump increasingly boxed in on census citizenship question”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpS&P 500 breaks 3,000 for first time Strife between Seoul and Tokyo makes Kim Jong Un's DMZ victory even more valuable Chamber of Commerce hires former Giuliani, Cruz campaign aide MORE looks to be increasingly boxed in on his effort to add a controversial citizenship question to this year's U.S. census.

Judges have repeatedly ruled against the Trump administration on the question since officials first announced last year that it would be included in the next decennial population survey.

But that hasn’t stopped the president from doubling down on the issue, even as census materials are being printed without the controversial question.

If Trump issues an executive order or another kind of presidential directive to include the question, as he’s widely expected to, it’s guaranteed to be met with another round of legal challenges. And experts told The Hill that with constitutionally mandated census deadlines approaching, there simply may not be enough time to relitigate the issue. 

Add in House Democrats’ vows not to approve extra funds to print forms with the citizenship question, and Trump is looking more boxed in than ever on the census. 

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