Citizenship Data, ICE raids, and Tropical Storm Barry | Skimm This | theSkimm

It’s July 12th. Today, we Skimm’d This: 


  • President Trump gave up his pursuit of a citizenship question on the 2020 census. But now he has a new plan to harness that info and get it to the states when it’s time to redistrict. We’ll explain what that would mean.
  • Dems and Republican in Congress have been visiting detention centers along the Mexican border. But they’re coming back with two very different storylines. We break it down. 
  • Tropical Storm Barry is making its way to the Louisiana coast. Barry’s still just shy of a hurricane, but it’s gaining strength.
  • And finally: Two rivals. One tennis court. One of them has been served. 



theSkimm: President Donald Trump has dropped the idea of adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census. But he says he has a back-up plan to get the data anyway. Which could affect elections across the country. We’ll explain. Meanwhile, Republicans and Dems in Congress are visiting detention camps along the Mexican border - but are coming back with different stories. Today’s hearing comes right before planned ICE raids begin on Sunday. We break it down. Also on today’s episode: a tropical storm makes its way to Louisiana, and a great match at Wimbledon.