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Census Bureau: Citizenship Data Won’t be Released Until After Trump Leaves Office

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Census Bureau: Citizenship Data Won’t be Released Until After Trump Leaves Office

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Data on the citizenship status of census respondents won’t be finalized or released until after President Donald Trump leaves office, putting his push to exclude illegal immigrants from apportionment in jeopardy. Trump in 2019 ordered executive agencies to share with the bureau information about U.S. citizens and non-citizens, after an attempt to add a citizenship question back to the census was stymied by litigation. In a separate order last year, the president ordered the government to exclude illegal aliens from the calculations used to apportion congressional seats. But the Census Bureau failed to meet its statutory deadline for submitting the apportionment data, and on Saturday said it wouldn’t have the information on citizenship ready before President-elect Joe Biden takes office on Jan. 20. Reports, estimates, or data relating to Trump’s two executive orders “will not be finalized, reported or publicly disclosed prior to the change of Administration on January 20, …

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