The decision to not add the citizenship question to the 2020 census temporarily controls the debate between Trump, civil rights groups and state and city officials, who warned that the question would decrease participation among immigrant communities.

Although it is currently unclear, what legal challenges the President’s new approach brings, civil rights and immigrant advocacy groups have said they will closely review the order.

“We are not backing down on our effort to determine the citizenship status of the United States population,” President Trump said.

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