Donald Trump administration decides not to include citizenship question in 2020 Census2Photo© firstpost.com

Donald Trump administration decides not to include citizenship question in 2020 Census

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Washington: The Trump administration has said the questionnaires for the 2020 census would be printed without the citizenship question, a move seen as a major political victory for the opposition Democratic party, which joined hands with civil right groups against such a move.

The decision came after a Supreme Court ruling last week refused to allow the citizenship question to be added into the census questionnaires.

Trump's opponents said that the citizenship question, which has not been included since 1950, would drive many immigrants to avoid answering out of fear of being caught up in Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration.