Trump drops citizenship question, seeks alternative method

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Trump drops citizenship question, seeks alternative method

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was dropping his effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census but will sign an executive order telling federal agencies to provide citizenship data to the Commerce Department.

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Trump drops citizenship question, seeks alternative method

"As a result of today's executive order we will be able to ensure the 2020 census generates an accurate count of how many citizens, non-citizens and illegal aliens are in the United States of America," Trump said at the White House.

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