Justice: Census to be printed without citizenship question

Demonstrators rally at the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on April 23, 2019, to protest a proposal to add a citizenship question in the 2020 Census. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

The Justice Department says the 2020 Census is moving ahead without a question about citizenship.

Kristen Clarke, an attorney for a civil rights group that helped fight the addition of the question, says Trump administration attorneys notified parties in lawsuits that the printing of the hundreds of millions of documents for the 2020 counts would be starting soon.

Justice Department spokeswoman Kelly Laco has confirmed there would be “no citizenship question on 2020 census.”

The White House didn’t immediately comment on the decision. President Donald Trump has decried last week’s Supreme Court ruling saying the question was sought under a false pretext.

Spokespeople for the U.S. Census Bureau have not responded to emails or phone calls seeking comment.

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4 comments

  • steve

    That means that illegals will be counted as and receive the same taxpayer funded benefits as citizens. Bienvenido a los Estados Unidos.

    • lml25

      Absolutely,and Bush–who appointed him–is pro illegal immigration also.The Bush/Clinton Globalist Society are all for the country to be overrun.KamaIa Harris–who I predict will win the Dem nomination(they need that black vote to come out)is a member.too.

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