4. Trump goes to trial over 2020 census citizenship question

“Is this person a citizen of the United States?” This is the controversial question the Trump administration will defend adding to the 2020 census questionnaire in a closely watched federal trial starting Monday in New York City. Why it matters: This could determine the electoral map for future state legislative races and federal elections. Census…

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Supreme Court declines request to delay 2020 census citizenship question trial

The Supreme Court on Friday declined to delay a trial set for Monday in New York City that will examine the legality of the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Why it matters: This is a significant victory for the 18 states and a handful of cities and advocacy…

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Trump uses DACA to defend his planned birthright citizenship order

President Trump told reporters Wednesday that if President Obama could “do DACA, we can do this by executive order,” referring to his plan to use an executive order to end birthright citizenship for immigrants who are not permanent residents of the U.S. Between the lines: The Trump administration has railed against Obama for using an…

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US President Trump plans to end birthright citizenship: Axios

Correction 30/10/2018: This article has been corrected to state that birthright citizenship under the 14th Amendment began in 1868. President Donald Trump is intensifying his hardline immigration rhetoric heading into the midterm elections, declaring that he wants to order the end of the constitutional right to citizenship for babies of non-citizens and undocumented immigrants born…

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Canada revokes Myanmar leader’s honourary citizenship

Canada’s parliament formally stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of her honourary Canadian citizenship for complicity in the atrocities committed against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims. Suu Kyi became the first person to have her honourary Canadian citizenship revoked on Tuesday. The Senate voted unanimously to strip Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s civilian leader, of the symbolic honour bestowed on…

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Court rules against Kris Kobach in proof of citizenship voting case

A federal judge struck down Kansas’ sweeping proof of citizenship voter registration law on Monday, championed by Secretary of State Kris Kobach, an immigration hardliner who is running for governor and led President Trump’s now-disbanded voter fraud commission. Why it matters: This is a rebuke of Kobach, who helped fuel Trump’s unsubstantiated claims that millions…

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New immigration office to target “citizenship cheaters”

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services plans to open a new office in Los Angeles aimed at targeting Americans suspected of “cheating” to get their citizenship, agency director, L. Francis Cissna told the AP. Why it matters: This comes as the Trump administration continues to ramp up its crackdown on illegal immigration, while simultaneously cutting…

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