Thursday evening, Trump announced his administration was not “backing down in the effort to determine citizenship.” While the census will proceed without the hotly contested citizenship question, the administration will pursue that data via other federal agencies.


For context:

For our previous coverage of the citizenship census saga, see:

Trump still wants to add citizenship question, but faces renewed opposition

Trump administration reverses course on census, again, will pursue path forward with citizenship question

Census going to print without Citizenship Question

Chief Justice Roberts shot down Census citizenship question, but it’s not dead yet

Supreme Court: No census citizenship question for now, need clarified agency explanation

Census citizenship question opponents make desperate last-minute accusations



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