Trump expected to ignore SCOTUS ruling on census question with executive order.

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CAVED HE DID! So basically HE's ordering agencies to continue what they are ALREADY doing. HE probably figures this is a 2020 campaign issue. HA!
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THE GUARDIAN
54m ago 17:50

President Trump backed away from an attempt to force a question about US citizenship onto the US census, announcing in a press conference that he was instead directing federal agencies to share government records in order to assemble an estimate of the number of citizens and non-citizens living in the United States.

The announcement comes weeks after the supreme court blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to add a question about citizenship to the United States’ once-a-decade count of all residents, a move that civil rights groups and the Census Bureau’s own research suggested would lead to an undercount of immigrants of color.

Civil rights advocates greeted Trump’s announcement of the alternate data collection effort as a victory.

“It’s over. We won,” Dale Ho, the director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Voting Rights Project, wrote on Twitter.

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Citing the US Census Bureau’s own research, plaintiffs in the case had argued that the unprecedented inclusion of such a question was likely to lead to a significant undercount in the American population. Such an undercount, which would mostly affect minority immigrant communities, could benefit Republicans at the ballot box, according to political research unearthed during the case.
 

the watchman

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Well guess your thread is totally bogus....lol Trump, 'not backing down' in effort to count citizens amid census fight, announces executive order

Trump, 'not backing down' in effort to count citizens amid census fight, announces executive order

By Gregg Re | Fox News

Trump: We spend $20 billion on the census and can't ask if someone is a citizen
President Trump addresses his push for a citizenship question on the 2020 census while delivering remarks during White House social media summit.
President Trump, speaking at the White House on Thursday, announced that he would "immediately" issue an executive order to get an accurate count of non-citizens and citizens in the United States -- a measure Trump said would be "far more accurate" than relying on a citizenship question in the 2020 census.

The move would make use of "vast" federal databases and free up information sharing among various federal agencies concerning who they know is in the country, Trump said.

"Today I'm here to say we are not backing down in our effort to determine the citizenship status of the United States population," the president told reporters, after slamming Democrats he said were playing politics with national security.
He called legal opposition to adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census "meritless."
DHS already compiles this information. It's on their friggin website.....Estimates of the Unauthorized Immigrant Population Residing in the United States
 
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CAVED HE DID! So basically HE's ordering agencies to continue what they are ALREADY doing. HE probably figures this is a 2020 campaign issue. HA!
:cool:


THE GUARDIAN
54m ago 17:50

President Trump backed away from an attempt to force a question about US citizenship onto the US census, announcing in a press conference that he was instead directing federal agencies to share government records in order to assemble an estimate of the number of citizens and non-citizens living in the United States.

The announcement comes weeks after the supreme court blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to add a question about citizenship to the United States’ once-a-decade count of all residents, a move that civil rights groups and the Census Bureau’s own research suggested would lead to an undercount of immigrants of color.

Civil rights advocates greeted Trump’s announcement of the alternate data collection effort as a victory.

“It’s over. We won,” Dale Ho, the director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Voting Rights Project, wrote on Twitter.

<<....>>

Citing the US Census Bureau’s own research, plaintiffs in the case had argued that the unprecedented inclusion of such a question was likely to lead to a significant undercount in the American population. Such an undercount, which would mostly affect minority immigrant communities, could benefit Republicans at the ballot box, according to political research unearthed during the case.
Trump is trying to save face, no matter what it cost!
 

the watchman

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Nice pelosi impression.
we have a flawed immigration system. Made so by inaction by our Congress. So, how does it make sense to round up people based solely on a deportation order that's a direct result of that purposely flawed system ( while hurting ourselves in the process )? Trump isn't interested in doing anything unless it makes his base feel good. Even if it translates to long term dire consequences for the very people he's giving their temporary "we hate immigrants" fix.
 
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