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Trump to announce executive action on census citizenship question


Added 07-11-19 08:57:03am EST - “President Trump on Thursday plans to announce an executive action related to the census, according to a White House official.” - Thehill.com

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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 on Thursday plans to announce an executive action related to the census, according to a White House official.

The action is expected to address the citizenship question that the Supreme Court recently blocked the administration from adding to the 2020 census. Trump tweeted that he will hold a news conference in the afternoon “on the Census and Citizenship.”

Trump has hinted in recent days that he may use an executive order to force the inclusion of a citizenship question on census forms following the high court’s decision in late June.

The administration’s effort to add a citizenship question has been the subject of a months-long legal battle that has often caused confusion.

After the Supreme Court’s decision, Cabinet agencies announced they would move ahead with printing census forms without the question. The Commerce Department, which oversees the census, had said that printing must begin on July 1 for the decennial population survey to occur on schedule.

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