• Trump directs agencies to hand over citizenship data without census question

    6 days ago - By KOAT

    President Donald Trump issued an executive order Thursday directing the Commerce Department to obtain citizenship data through means other than the U.S. census, dropping a controversial plan to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census after the Supreme Court blocked it.
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  • Trump directs his administration to collect citizenship data another way, after census effort fails

    Trump directs his administration to collect citizenship data another way, after census effort fails

    6 days ago - By Think Progress

    President Donald Trump is directing his administration to collect citizenship data by alternate means, after his bid to have a question on the subject added to the 2020 Census failed.
    The president announced Thursday that he would instead issue an executive order eliminating “long-standing obstacles to data sharing” and mandating various departments and agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration, turn over existing databases to compile the numbers.
    “They must furnish all legally accessible records in their possession immediately. We will...
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  • Trump Gives Up on Citizenship Question in 2020 Census

    Trump Gives Up on Citizenship Question in 2020 Census

    6 days ago - By Fortune

    President Donald Trump is abandoning his effort to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census.
    Instead, Trump says he's ordering every federal department and agency to provide the Commerce Department with all records it requests pertaining to the number of citizens and noncitizens in the country.
    Trump says he will sign an executive order to put this new plan into effect “immediately.”
    Trump's plan to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census was thwarted by a recent Supreme Court ruling on legal challenges to the effort.
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