Monday, July 8, 2019

Census Citizenship Question: What we know about the debate so far

On July 5, new court filings showed the federal government intended to continue litigating the battle over placing a citizenship question on the 2020 census, even though a June 27 Supreme Court decision had blocked the question.
The Constitution mandates the federal government count every American once per decade via the census, but the debate over the question threatens to disrupt the process.
The administration had cited the enforcement of the Voting Rights Act as the reason for adding the citizenship question to the census, arguing they needed to have an accurate count of citizen voting-age populations in every congressional district. Immigrant advocacy organizations say the addition of the question might deter noncitizens from answering the census, potentially creating an "undercount."
President Donald Trump told reporters on Friday that he was considering issuing an executive order, among other options, to include the citizenship question on the census.
Here's what we know so far about the debate over the census citizenship question: --->
Read the rest from USA TODAY HERE.

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