To be here legally or not; that is the question

President Trump says he may issue an executive order to place a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. But legal experts say this is uncharted territory and it would be challenged in court.

Professor George White at the University of Virginia says there's probably not enough time.

"I think, with respect to the 2020 Census, it's very unlikely."

Professor White says legal challenges to such an order would delay it too much.

"If the administration decides to revive this issue it will be challenged in court and I just don't think it's likely to be successful within the time frame that they could get a question on the Census."

Professor White says the bottom line is, we just don't know.

"He can issue an executive order but whether the executive order is appropriately within his power, Constitutionally, is a reviewable question and it certainly would be challenged. I say all this with the caveat that this is unknown territory."

Critics claim the intent of the question is to discriminate against Hispanics.

 
 

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