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Trump announces end to citizenship census fight

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President Donald Trump is backing down from his fight to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census.

He plans to instead take executive action to allow the Commerce Department to obtain a U.S. citizenship estimate through other means.

"I am hereby ordering every department and agency in the federal government to provide the Department of Commerce with all requested records regarding the number of citizens and noncitizens in our country," Trump said. "They must furnish all legally accessible records in their possession immediately. We will utilize these vast federal databases to gain a full, complete and accurate count of the noncitizen population."

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