President Donald Trump said Monday his administration is “looking at” delaying the 2020 census after the Supreme Court last week blocked the administration from adding a question about citizenship status on the decennial survey.
His comments came as government attorneys on Monday evening asked a federal court in Maryland for another day to figure out their next steps, according to the plaintiffs in that case. The parties will next brief the court on Tuesday afternoon, the group said.
Speaking at the White House, Trump referred to the census’ key role in determining how government resources are spent.
“I think it’s very important to find out if somebody is a citizen as opposed to an illegal,” he said. “I think there’s a big difference, to me, between being a citizen of the United States and being an illegal.”…