(Worthy News) - Lawyers for the Justice Department backtracked furiously Wednesday, saying they would examine whether the Trump administration may add a question on citizenship status to the census, just one day after DOJ officials and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said they were abandoning those efforts for next year’s survey.
The reversal came after President Donald Trump threw the process into chaos, claiming his administration was “absolutely moving forward” with adding the contentious question, in direct contradiction to officials who said they will begin printing the decennial surveys without it.
“The News Reports about the Department of Commerce dropping its quest to put the Citizenship Question on the Census is incorrect or, to state it differently, FAKE!” Trump tweeted on Wednesday. “We are absolutely moving forward, as we must, because of the importance of the answer to this question.” [ Source: Politico (Read More...) ]
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