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ICE Chief Shuts Down Idea That Enforcement Would Stop During Census Counting

Matthew Albence, the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), didn’t pull punches when asked if the agency would consider pausing its operations while the U.S. Census Bureau begins knocking on doors. Albence appeared before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security on Wednesday to discuss ICE’s budget. Throughout the hearing, the acting director was pressed on a number ...

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Chief Justice Roberts Switched Sides During Census Deliberations: Report

Chief Justice John Roberts reportedly switched positions during the Supreme Court’s closely-held deliberations over the government’s bid to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census form. The chief justice originally cast his vote with the Trump administration, but defected to the other side as the internal process progressed, unnamed sources told CNN. Precisely when Roberts may have changed his ...

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Watch Live: President Trump Delivers Remarks on Citizenship and the Census

President Donald Trump will announce Thursday how his administration will pursue adding the citizenship question to the 2020 Census. The president’s remarks are scheduled for 5:00 p.m. EDT. Watch: Content created by Conservative Daily News and some content syndicated through CDN is available for re-publication without charge under the Creative Commons license. Visit our syndication page for details and requirements.

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Judge Rejects Trump Bid To Switch Legal Team In Census Citizenship Question Case

A federal judge in Manhattan denied the Trump administration’s request to change its legal team in the census citizenship question case Tuesday, adding further complications to the tumultuous litigation. Court rules require government lawyers to give persuasive reasons for the substitutions in sworn affidavits and show the transition will not delay proceedings, U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman said. The decision ...

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Trump Will Push For Census Citizenship Question

One day after senior officials publicly abandoned their ambitions to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census form, the Trump administration abruptly reversed course and told a federal judge it would continue its legal fight. Though government lawyers and census officials said the question would be excluded, President Donald Trump said by tweet Wednesday morning that his administration would ...

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US Government Going Ahead With 2020 Census Without Citizenship Question

The Trump administration will not include a citizenship question on the 2020 census form, the Justice Department said Tuesday. The decision comes after the Supreme Court ordered further proceedings in a legal dispute over the citizenship question, saying Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross concealed his reasons for adding the field. The Commerce Department supervises the Census Bureau. “The decision has been made to ...

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Trump Floats Census Delay After Supreme Court Ruling On Citizenship Question

Trump Floats Census Delay After Supreme Court Ruling On Citizenship Question Kevin Daley on June 27, 2019 President Donald Trump proposed delaying the decennial census after the Supreme Court delivered a mixed decision Thursday mandating more fact-finding in the census citizenship question case. In a pair of tweets following the Thursday morning decision, the president suggested that he would delay ...

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The Supreme Court Just Ruled On The Census Citizenship Question

The Supreme Court ordered further proceedings in the dispute over a citizenship question on the 2020 census form Thursday, saying the Trump administration apparently concealed its true reason for adding the query. Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the Court’s opinion, portions of which were unanimous. “It is rare to review a record as extensive as the one before us when ...

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Chaos Reigns Ahead Of Supreme Court Ruling On Citizenship Question

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The Trump administration filed an extraordinary last-minute request at the Supreme Court in the census citizenship question case Tuesday, asking the justices to resolve a late-breaking controversy just hours before handing down their decision. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals provoked the government’s petition after a Tuesday afternoon ruling, in which it authorized a federal judge in Maryland to ...

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Trump Officials Deny Census Conspiracy In Closed Door Congressional Testimony

Senior Trump administration officials involved with preparations for the 2020 census denied the existence of a partisan conspiracy to add a citizenship question to the census form during closed-door testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. The denials come as congressional Democrats and civil rights groups allege that administration aides covertly worked with the White House and a ...

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Trump Escalates Standoff With House, Claims Executive Privilege Over Census Records

President Donald Trump is claiming executive privilege over administration documents regarding the addition of a citizenship question on the 2020 census form, as House Democrats prepare to hold two cabinet secretaries in contempt over the dispute. The move comes after Attorney General William Barr warned that President Trump would assert privilege over the census records if the House Oversight and ...

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Judge Will Slow Walk ‘Serious’ Allegations Of Cover Up In Citizenship Question Dispute

A federal judge in New York will slow walk allegations that Trump administration officials lied about the origins of the citizenship question on the 2020 census form, while acknowledging the charges are serious. Speaking Wednesday at a federal trial court in Manhattan, U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman said he would not decide whether government lawyers should be sanctioned for alleged ...

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Trump Administration Blasts Allegations Of Deceit In The Census Citizenship Case

The Trump administration replied Tuesday to incendiary allegations that senior government officials used deception and misrepresentations to hide the true origins of the citizenship question on the 2020 census questionnaire. In a startling Thursday filing, a group of plaintiffs challenging the citizenship question asked a federal court in Manhattan to sanction the government in light of new evidence purporting to ...

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House Democrats To Hold Barr, Ross In Contempt Of Congress

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The House Oversight and Reform Committee announced Monday it will vote on holding Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress, Politico reports. The announcement comes as both Barr and Ross refuse to provide documents in regards to adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census. “Unfortunately, your actions are part of a pattern,” Maryland ...

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Civil Rights Groups Say This New Evidence Will Sink The Census Citizenship Question

New evidence allegedly shows that the Trump administration wants to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census to give a political advantage to Republicans, a civil rights group claims. Newly recovered documents purportedly prove that a Republican redistricting consultant called Dr. Thomas Hofeller advised Trump transition officials on the political upshot to a citizenship question on the census form, ...

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