The government is awaiting a Supreme Court ruling expected in early summer on the validity of the controversial question. Two federal judges have ruled the citizenship question must be removed from the 2020 census and chastised Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for adding it improperly. "We have film that will be prepared for our printer for either decision that they make," Associate Census Director Al Fontenot told reporters. "For our electronic side of the Census, we have a plan where we have a switch that says answer the question, ask the question, don't ask the question," Fontenot said. "Already budgeted, already completed the work necessary to answer either way the decision comes down." RELATED: Supreme Court agrees to take up 2020 census caseThe case moved quickly to the high court in part because the government noted it faces a deadline for printing the paper forms that many people will use. Fontenot clarified the government's position on the deadline, following suggestions in court proceedings that theissue could remain unresolved as late as the fall, if Congress provided extra funding for the printing process. "The print date is July 1 that we have planned with our printer, who is the contract printer," he said. "It's based on the time they need to go through all of the printing cycles, the labeling cycles necessary to print the number of forms that we need. And July 1 is their target date." He expressed confidence the ruling will come in time, because "the SupremeRead More – Source

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