President Donald Trump took executive action to get around obstacles to including a citizenship question on the 2020 census on Thursday.
The executive order will require federal departments and agencies to give information on citizenship and non-citizenship to the Commerce Department.
As a result, there will not be a citizenship question on the 2020 census as the administration will attempt to collect that data through other means.
Previously, the Supreme Court decided the administration had not properly justified their reasoning for adding the question.
Citizenship questions have been on the census under past administrations in other capacities, such as long-form questionnaires.
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump took executive action Thursday to get around obstacles to adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census, moving forward with what has previously been a difficult task for the administration.
The executive action comes at the same time House Democrats are furious and ramping up probes into officials involved in moving forward with the decision to add the citizenship question.
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