Trump retreats on census citizenship question


Three protestors outside the White House on 23 April. One holds up a sign saying "Every person counts".Image copyright
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Protesters rallied against the citizenship question in April

President Donald Trump will no longer pursue adding a question on citizenship to the 2020 US census questionnaire.

Instead, he said he had directed officials to obtain the information through an executive order for government agencies, as court challenges would have delayed a census.

“We will leave no stone unturned,” Mr Trump said.

This retreat follows a long fight over the inclusion of the question, which the Supreme Court had blocked in June.

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