July 4, 2019 / 1:04 PM / a year ago

Trump mulling executive order on citizenship question in Census: Axios

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump announces the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) as U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross looks on during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 1, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is considering issuing an executive order on including a citizenship question in the U.S. census, Axios reported on Thursday.

“The administration is considering the appropriateness of an executive order that would address the constitutional need for the citizenship question to be included in the 2020 census,” the news outlet reported a senior legal source as saying.

Reporting by Doina Chiacu; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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