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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said Monday [7-1-19] his administration was still looking into delaying the 2020 census over disputes about the legality of a citizenship question. Speaking with reporters in the Oval Office, the president reiterated his incredulity that asking about citizenship is not part of the census. ‘I think it is very important to find out if somebody is a citizen as opposed to an illegal,’ Trump said. ‘It is a big difference to me between being a citizen of the United States and being an illegal.’ Trump has insisted on asking about citizenship to the consternation of critics and constitutional experts who say that adding such a question would lead to decreased responses and inaccurate counts. The Constitution mandates regular censuses that count all residents of the country — not only citizens — in order to determine their representation in Congress. An inaccurate count could lead to disproportionate representation in the House and alter district lines. The president’s critics have also argued that adding such a question would lead to a chilling effect among immigrants who might fear increased government attention to their citizenship status.”

Matthew Choi, “Trump wants census to find out who is ‘an illegal’,” Politico, July 1, 2019 7:16 pm