President Trump Signs Executive Order on Citizenship Question
Washington D.C. - Today President Trump announced that he would move forward with obtaining citizenship data through other means than the census. The President's announcement was made in direct response to the recent Supreme Court opinion of Chief Justice Roberts which unequivocally states adding the question is constitutional but required the Department of Commerce to relitigate their case in light of federal law governing administrative procedure known as the Administrative Procedure Act.
Congressman Lamborn issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's decision and President Trump's response:
"I am disappointed in Chief Justice Robert's partisan decision to strike the citizenship question from the census despite its constitutionality. The census is essential to apportioning representation for the United States House of Representatives. Additionally, the census has historically had a citizenship question, and the current American Community Survey includes questions on place of birth, citizenship and year of entry into the United States.
President Trump's Administration sought to restore the census as a constitutional instrument to protect the sovereignty of the nation and the voice of the American people. Liberals like Nancy Pelosi want to maintain the status-quo so that Democrats can benefit politically from inaccurate census data collection. I applaud President Trump for working to ensure that the census is accurate and that all American citizens are equally represented in Congress."