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Trump abandons bid to include citizenship question on census

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just a week after insisting that he was absolutely moving forward, President Donald Trump abandoned his effort to insert a citizenship question into next year s census. He directed federal agencies to try to compile the information using existing databases instead. It is essential that we have a clear breakdown of the number of citizens and non-citizens that make up the U.S. populations, Trump declared in a Rose Garden announcement, insisting that he was not backing down. But the decision was clearly a reversal, after the Supreme Court blocked his effort by disputing his administration s rationale for demanding that census respondents declare whether or not they were...


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