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Trump just took executive action to get around obstacles to adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census

President Donald Trump on Thursday took executive action to get around obstacles to including a citizenship question on the 2020 census. The executive order will require federal departments and agencies to give information on citizenship and noncitizenship to the Commerce Department. As a result, there will not be a citizenship question on the 2020 census,…

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Trump just took executive action to get around obstacles to adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census

Joe Perticone

  • President Donald Trump on Thursday took executive action to get around obstacles to including a citizenship question on the 2020 census.
  • The executive order will require federal departments and agencies to give information on citizenship and noncitizenship to the Commerce Department.
  • As a result, there will not be a citizenship question on the 2020 census, as the administration will attempt to collect that data through other means.
  • Previously, the Supreme Court decided the administration had not properly justified their reasoning for adding the question.
  • Citizenship questions have been on the census under past administrations in other capacities, such as long-form questionnaires.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

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