"Despite the Supreme Court's decision to block the inclusion of a citizen question on the us census, President Trump will not drop his bid to include this discriminatory question that would jeopardize the accuracy and legitimacy of census data", said Cuomo.
After a week of back and forth, and a decision deadline that has come and gone, the Justice Department said Friday that it's still looking for a legal way to include the question on the survey.
"It's one of the ways that we're thinking about doing it, very seriously", he said, despite the fact that the government has already begun the process of printing the census questionnaire without that question.
The creation of political districts historically has been based on total population, rather than citizen population, and the Constitution requires "counting the whole number of persons in each State". "We're working on a lot of things, including an executive order". Most got a shorter form without any questions about immigration status.
"The tweet this morning was the first I had heard of the president's position on this issue, just like the plaintiffs and your honor", Gardner said.
The attorneys general of California and NY asked federal courts to hold conferences Friday so that the Justice Department could make its positions clear after what happened in the Maryland district court and with the changing statements from the Trump administration.
Trump acknowledged Friday that Roberts, who known as the administration's true rationale "contrived" in the majority opinion, with out a doubt had invited the White Home to return to the court with an even bigger argument. At the White House before leaving for New Jersey, Trump said he had four or five options on the question but didn't say what they were.
The deadline provoked the Justice Department's Friday filing-which, as BuzzFeed's Zoe Tillman explained in a Twitter thread, is not definitive and means that for now the Census Bureau will proceed with printing the census forms without the question.
Democrats fret that if President Trump is successful, districts with high numbers of immigrants - such as foremost cities - will lose congressional representation, since census recordsdata is aged to make a selection the distribution of federal funding and the need of congressional seats.
Then on Wednesday, Trump tweeted reports of dropping the question were "incorrect or, to state it differently, FAKE!" The judge's order on Friday followed a Justice Department filing in the case saying it was still exploring whether and how to continue fighting to add the question.
As Michelle Malkin reported at the time, open borders groups linked to George Soros are leading the movement to exclude the citizenship question from the US Census. They contend that while the Census Act vests power in the commerce secretary to administer the census, the President has no constitutional authority to modify it.
"The Trump administration many occasions argued the census kinds couldn't be altered after June 30".
Adding a citizenship question would discourage Hispanic and Latinx communities, who tend to vote Democratic, from participating in the census for fear the information would be used by ICE in deportations. As recently as June 20, Solicitor General Noel Francisco reminded the justices of the need for a quick decision, writing that "for all practical purposes, the Census Bureau needs to finalize the 2020 questionnaire by June of this year".