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July 11, 2019

WASHINGTON –President Trump abandoned his effort to add a citizenship question to the census today, announcing instead an executive order seeking data held by federal agencies to determine citizenship figures.

The following statement is attributable to NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman:

“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.”

 

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