Trump Administration To Add Citizenship Question To 2020 Census

The Trump administration announced on Monday that it will add a question on citizenship to the United States Census.

In an eight-page memo, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says the Justice Department has requested that the census ask who is a citizen in order to help determine possible violations of the Voting Rights Act.

The last time a question about citizenship was included in the census questionnaire was 1950.

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Democrats and pro-illegal immigrant advocacy groups strongly criticized the decision.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra says he’s filing a lawsuit against Trump admin. over citizenship question on 2020 Census, saying “including the question is not just a bad idea — it is illegal.”

 

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