President Trump and Attorney General William Barr on Thursday announced that the White House would no longer pursue the effort to have a citizenship question added to the 2020 census, instead instructing federal agencies to provide the Commerce Department with records on citizenship. "We are not backing down," said Trump, who had promised to continue the fight to have the question added and was reportedly weighing a potential executive order. The Supreme Court last month ruled that the administration could not add the citizenship question to the census for now, a decision the White House criticized. Barr said the issue with adding the question was logistical, not legal. Critics argued the question would depress representation and funding appropriation in urban areas.

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