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Trump abandons effort to add citizenship question to census

2019-07-12 09:52:06       source:Politico

July 11, 2019

President Donald Trump has dropped his effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census — a sudden backtrack on one of his administration's biggest legal battles and a swift course reversal after a week of insisting he would fight till the end.

Instead, the president will issue an executive order directing various agencies to obtain citizenship data by tapping existing databases and documents.

"We will leave no stone unturned," Trump declared from the Rose Garden.

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