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It happens only once a decade, so it can be hard to make sense of the census. NPR’s census reporter has rounded up facts that debunk some of the most common misconceptions about the national count.
The Census Bureau is gathering records on people’s U.S. citizenship status as part of Trump administration efforts to produce data that a GOP strategist said could politically benefit Republicans.
After the Supreme Court ruled to keep a citizenship question off forms for the upcoming national head count, the Trump administration is now trying to add the question by taking executive action.
The Trump administration appears to have delayed the printing of 1.5 billion paper forms and other mailings for next year’s count as it decides whether to try again to add a citizenship question.
The justices are weighing whether the Trump administration can include a citizenship question on the 2020 census. A decision is expected this summer, when printing of the census forms is set to begin.
Responding to President Trump’s tweet defending the controversial question, Steven Dillingham says his job will be “to conduct a census whether the question’s in there or if it isn’t.”
Community Members, Civic Organizations, Local Governments & Everyone Else is invited to a public meeting about the 2020 Census. Rose Simmons, Partnership Coordinator with the U.S. Census Bureau, will discuss: * census design * background and importance * importance of participation by all kinds of civic organizations * what is at stake * next steps,… Read More
The Trump administration is asking the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review the first major court ruling over plans to add a question about U.S. citizenship status to the 2020 census.
A federal judge in New York has issued the first ruling out of multiple lawsuits over a question about U.S. citizenship status. The ruling is expected to be appealed all the way to the Supreme Court.
The upcoming head count of every person living in the U.S. will reset how power and money are shared through 2030. But the citizenship question and other controversies may derail preparations.