Trump Justice Department Pushes for Citizenship Question on 2020 Census

HeadlineJan 02, 2018
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ProPublica reports the Trump administration is working to add a question on citizenship to the 2020 Census, a move that immigrants’ rights groups say would suppress participation in the census by immigrants—altering how congressional districts are drawn and cutting off federal dollars to areas with large immigrant populations. In a statement, Vanita Gupta, president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, said, “This request … suggests that at least some in the administration are trying to jeopardize the accuracy of the 2020 Census in every state and every community by deterring many people from responding, making the data collected in this crucial once-a-decade operation less accurate and useful for all of us.”

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