A Washington, D.C.-based Islamic organization established by Muslim Brotherhood operatives contends the Trump administration is restoring the citizenship question to the U.S. Census in fulfillment of a “white supremacist agenda.”
“This is yet another political move by the Trump administration to implement its white supremacist agenda and to drag our nation back to the false ‘white paradise’ of the 1950s,” said the Council on American-Islamic Relations in a statement.
The Commerce Department announced this week it will ask U.S. residents on the 2020 Census if they are American citizens.
Asked at the daily press briefing Wednesday if people who refuse to answer the question will be fined, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she’s “not aware of a mass campaign to fine people.”
“The goal is to have data that we can