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President Trump announced Thursday he would sign an executive order to obtain data about the U.S. citizenship and noncitizenship status of everyone living in the United States.

In a Rose Garden ceremony, Trump said he would drop efforts to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census. Instead, his executive order will direct all U.S. agencies to provide the Department of Commerce all information they have on U.S. citizenship, noncitizenship and immigration status.

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The racial makeup of South Florida is experiencing dramatic change, new census data show.

Between 2010 and 2018, Broward County’s black population climbed 22 percent, or by more than 100,000 residents, from an estimated 482,290 to 587,182. That includes individuals identifying as black alone and as black-Hispanic. The growth rate among individuals identifying solely as black increased a nearly parallel 20 percent.

Challenges threatening the upcoming 2020 census could put more than 4 million people at risk of being undercounted in next year's national head count, according to new projections by the Urban Institute.

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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says immigrants and non-citizens in South Florida should not fear a citizenship question on the 2020 census.

During a visit to Miami Thursday to meet with local business leaders, Ross—who oversees the census—emphasized that Census Bureau workers cannot share people’s responses with other government authorities. The comment came in response to continuing concerns that immigrants will sit out the census for fear their answers could be released to federal immigration authorities.

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More than 100 non-profit leaders, city and county staff, and volunteers gathered in Tree Tops Park in Davie Wednesday for the first meeting of a committee formed in preparation for the 2020 Census.