Judge bars Trump administration from adding citizenship question to 2020 census

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When canada goose black friday vancouver Ross announced that he was reinstating the citizenship question on the 2020 census questionnaire, he said it was in response to a request from the Justice Department for better citizenship data to assist in its enforcement cheap canada goose of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965.

But critics believe the Commerce Department’s proposal would lead to low response rates among immigrants and distort congressional apportionment to favor Republicans. They say both citizen and non citizen immigrants would hesitate to answer the citizenship question, fearing reprisals from the Trump administration and its hardline immigration agenda. If these immigrants do not participate in the census, critics argue, they will not be counted for congressional apportionment the process through which seats in the House of Representatives are distributed among states.

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canada goose uk outlet The high court has already agreed to review a case centered on what evidence can be considered for the several lawsuits against the administration and whether Ross can be questioned under oath by the plaintiffs’ lawyers. canada goose uk outlet

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