WASHINGTON – Acting Director of Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli said he expects to see a citizenship question on the 2020 Census.
“I do think so,” he told Dana Perino on “Fox News Sunday.” “I think the president has expressed determination.”
Cuccinelli pointed out that the Supreme Court “didnt say this cant be asked.”
“They said that they didnt appreciate the process by which it came forward the first time. The president is determined to fix that and to have it roll forward in the 2020 Census,” Cuccinelli explained.
The Supreme Court ruled last month that the administrations stated reason for adding the question was inadequate, with Chief Justice John Roberts siding with the courts liberals.
The Trump administration said it would go ahead and print the 2020 Census forms without the controversial question, which Democrats believe will depress participation in the census among minority groups.
The census is used to draw congressional districts and for the allocation of government resources.
The Constitution requires that the population be counted every 10 years.
On Wednesday the president indicated he wasnt done with the fight tweeting,