Trump backs away from attempt to add citizenship question to 2020 census

first_imgTwitter Donald Trump Twitter Updatedat 7.14pm EDT Read more 12 Jul 201912:56Kushner among key Trump officials subpoenaed by Democrats 12 Jul 201920:03 Some conservatives, including members of Trump’s own administration, saw the news as a defeat, Axios’ Jonathan Swan reported. fake nick ramsey (@nick_ramsey)… in the rose garden of the @whitehouse, @sebgorka just screamed at journalist @briankarem calling him a “punk.” then someone remarked that gorka could “kick your punk ass.”again, this happened… in the rose garden.vid from @katierogers pic.twitter.com/F88NX4lWk7July 11, 2019 Facebook Show Newer Oldest New York Civil Liberties Union executive director Donna Lieberman said, of Trump’s executive order on the census: Facebook Journalists are fact-checking attorney general’s claim that Trump never hoped or planned to defy the supreme court’s ruling against printing a citizenship question on the census. 12 Jul 201919:08 12 Jul 201912:38Biden releases video criticizing Trump administration’s foreign policy Share on Facebook New Orleans: evacuations ordered as city braces for possible hurricane Show First published on Thu 11 Jul 2019 09.10 EDT 12 Jul 201918:57 Live feed Share via Email Twitter Facebook His “Douglass Plan” aims to establish a $10 billion fund for black entrepreneurs over five years, invest $25 billion in historically black colleges, legalize marijuana, expunge past drug convictions, reduce the prison population by half and pass a new Voting Rights Act to further empower the federal government to ensure voting access.His campaign says it is equal in scale to the Marshall Plan, which used the equivalent of approximately $100 billion at current value to rebuild Europe after World War II. Buttigieg says the program would be enacted alongside potential direct reparations for slavery, not in place of it. Ari Berman, of Mother Jones, explains that though there will be no citizenship question, Trump’s press conference still included “disturbing points.” Facebook Dale Ho (@dale_e_ho)It’s official. There will be NO citizenship question on the 2020 census. It’s over. We won. https://t.co/CFDms1HTzXJuly 11, 2019 Facebook Facebook Also announcing new policies today was Democratic primary contender Pete Buttigieg, who rolled out his “Douglass Plan” today on NPR’s Morning Edition program. Here are the details, from NPR: Trump backs away from attempt to add citizenship question to 2020 census – as it happened,President to instead direct federal agencies to share government records to assemble estimate of number of citizens and non-citizens living in USSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective Turning back to the Democratic primary race…Kamala Harris announced her goal of ending the nationwide rape kit backlog. If elected president, she vows to dedicate a total of $100 million in annual federal assistance to states that agree to improve their testing procedures. Twitter Facebook 12 Jul 201918:58 Twitter Twitter Twitter Census and summit and subpoena, oh my!Maanvi Singh and Lois Beckett, here — with an updated summary to close out our political news day.In a Rose Garden press conference, Trump announced he was abandoning plans to add a citizenship question to the US census. A dozen former Trump administration officials or supporters of the president have been subpoenaed by the Democrat-led House judiciary committee, including Trump’s adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner.The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a preliminary lawsuit in anticipation of immigration raids this weekend.At a “social media summit”, Trump claimed social media platforms were guilty of bias against conservatives. Shares295295 Read more Newest US politics live Here’s a full report on Trump’s press conference on the citizenship question, and his executive order from The Guardian’s Sabrina Siddiqui and Tom McCarthy. 12 Jul 201919:20 Twitter As the Trump administration backs away from a legal battle over voting rights and the 2020 census, evacuations have been ordered in New Orleans as the city anticipates a possible hurricane.The Guardian’s Jamiles Lartey reports from New Orleans that Tropical Storm Barry could have winds of about 75mph (120km/h) and bring could have winds of about 75mph (120km/h) of rain. Read more: Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris)My plan to close the nationwide rape kit backlog would cost about $2 million less each year than what taxpayers have spent on Trump’s golf trips. It’s time we had someone in the White House who is committed to fighting for survivors, not protecting predators.July 11, 2019 1 of 4 Twitter Here’s another view from the Rose Garden. US politics live Updatedat 7.14pm EDT Ari Berman (@AriBerman)2 very disturbing points from Trump census presser:Trump suggests states can exclude non-citizens from redistrictingAnd Barr said states could exclude undocumented immigrants from congressional apportionmentThat would be huge power shift to GOPhttps://t.co/64wzyiuMW5 pic.twitter.com/xRMOKHbhG4July 11, 2019 Twitter Twitter Katie Rogers of The New York Times has this video taken at the Rose Garden, featuring former Whitehouse advisor Sebastian Gorka. 12 Jul 201919:00 Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT)Barr is saying adding a question on citizenship by “executive fiat” was never under consideration. The president said it was, multiple times.July 11, 2019 12 Jul 201919:39 Key events Trump’s announcement that he would use his executive authority to direct federal agencies to share existing data about the number of citizens and non-citizens in the United States, rather than trying to add a citizenship question to the census, was greeted as a victory by voting rights activists. Updated 12 Jul 2019,Announcement comes weeks after the supreme court blocked the administration’s attempt to add a question about citizenship to the once-a-decade count of all residentsPhotograph: Carlos Barría/Reuters Twitter Facebook Unlike many news organisations, we chose an approach that means all our reporting is free and available for everyone. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. For as little as $1 you can support us – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Make a contribution – The Guardian 12 Jul 201918:59 Share on Facebook Facebook Trump administration 12 Jul 201919:00 Share via Email https://twitter.com/jonathanvswan/status/1149439150283771904 11 Jul 201909:03Census question, social media summit, and immigration Facebook 12 Jul 201919:02 Updatedat 8.07pm EDT Updatedat 7.21pm EDT NPR’s census correspondent Hansi Lo Wang points out that Trump’s executive order may be redundant. Hansi Lo Wang (@hansilowang)BREAKING: President Trump has backed down on push for #CitizenshipQuestion on #2020Census & says he’s issuing an executive order to do something that Commerce @SecretaryRoss has already directed @uscensusbureau to do — compile existing gov’t records on citizenship from agencies.July 11, 2019 Facebook US politics Thu 11 Jul 2019 20.07 EDT Updatedat 7.39pm EDT Trump abandons effort to put citizenship question on 2020 census 12 Jul 201919:31 David Shepardson of Reuters has shared a statement from the justice department, confirming that it will remove the citizenship question from the census questionnaire. Share on WhatsApp Trump Backs Away from Attempt to Add Citizenship Question to 2020 CensusPresident 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. Both Trump and Attorney General William Barr called the decision a logistical one, saying that there was simply not enough time to resolve the lawsuits over adding a citizenship question to the census itself.Trump had previously pledged to use his executive power to find a new way to ask the citizenship question, raising concerns that he might try to defy or work around the supreme court’s ruling. Speaking after the president, the attorney general insisted that concerns that the President would defy the court and print the citizenship question by “executive fiat” were nothing but “rank speculation.”In a ruling last month, the supreme court upheld a lower court decision against Trump, saying that the commerce department’s stated rationale for adding the citizenship question – to protect voting rights – “seems to have been contrived” and was a “distraction”.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.Updatedat 5.59pm EDT 12 Jul 201917:50Trump Backs Away from Attempt to Add Citizenship Question to 2020 Census Facebook Share on Twitter 12 Jul 201918:58 Twitter Share on Twitter Facebook 12 Jul 201918:09 Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on Messenger 12 Jul 201914:12Federal court allows Trump administration to impose abortion “gag rule” Twitter 12 Jul 201917:50 12 Jul 201918:03 Updatedat 6.59pm EDT Facebook Facebook Share on LinkedIn Updatedat 7.15pm EDT David Shepardson (@davidshepardson).@TheJusticeDept officially says it is throwing in the towel on Census question pic.twitter.com/iAHpeklZIkJuly 11, 2019 Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan)Conservatives who’ve been pushing this, including senior admin officials, are stunned at President Trump’s cave on the citizenship question. https://t.co/vriDxQ66aTJuly 11, 2019 Donald Trump “After losing in the highest court in the land last month, President Trump’s executive order is nothing more than flailing in defeat. The president has finally given up the ghost of a citizenship question on the 2020 census, meaning all New Yorkers can participate and be counted without the distraction of his increasingly empty threats. With our partners, the NYCLU will continue to fight – and win – in court against any attempt to implement his cruel anti-immigrant agenda.” Older Pelosi, the California Democrat, told reporters she wants to raise the debt ceiling as part of a deal that would set spending levels for the next two years. Many lawmakers on Capitol Hill had expected a vote on a spending and debt package wouldn’t occur until September, but Pelosi indicated for the first time Thursday they needed to act more swiftly…White House officials want to avoid another chaotic shutdown if Congress doesn’t approve a funding bill by the end of September, and many agencies had been caught unprepared during the 35-day shutdown that began in December 2018.The White House has been trying to broker a budget deal with lawmakers for more than a month, but the Trump administration and lawmakers remain far apart on how much money they want to authorize for the federal budget. 12 Jul 201916:24Trump’s social media supporters gather at White House 12 Jul 2019 19:39 Ali Breland (@alibreland)amazing shot of gorka yelling at @BrianKarem in the white house garden over an event on memes bc that’s the type of thing our government does now pic.twitter.com/QWSmQEboaXJuly 11, 2019 The Washington Post is reporting that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will attempt to finalize a deal to raise the debt ceiling within the coming weeks, rather than waiting until September, as many lawmakers had expected. Here’s more from The Post: Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris)My plan to clear the rape kit backlog would:✅Require states to annually report the number of untested rape kits✅Require testing within a short time frame✅Give survivors the right to know the status of their rape kits✅Increase the availability of rape kits nationwideJuly 11, 2019 Topics Lois Beckett andMaanvi Singh in San Francisco (now) and Jessica Glenza New York (previously) Reuse this contentlast_img

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