It’s Final: Trump Admin Drops Citizenship Question From 2020 Census

The Trump administration said Tuesday it was abandoning a controversial plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. The decision followed an unfavorable ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on June 27. 

The administration’s reversal represents a major loss for the administration and a victory for California and a number of local governments that challenged it in court. Governments and civil rights organizations argued that immigrants would be less likely to participate in the census if it included a question about citizenship. State, local governments, and school districts with high immigrant populations were worried about a loss of federal funding.

In a statement, ACLU Voting Rights Project Director Dale Ho said the president “had no choice” after last week’s ruling.

“Everyone in America counts in the census, and today's decision means we all will,” Ho added.

Read more at the Los Angeles Times.

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