Should the 2020 census ask about citizenship status?
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Should the 2020 census ask about citizenship status?

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The Trump administration announced the 2020 census will ask respondents whether or not they are American citizens. Civil rights groups argue that adding such a question will lead to serious undercounts that could affect districting and funding. At least 12 states are suing to stop the change, but Republicans argue only citizens should be counted. Democrats only object because their states risk losing representation and funding if the census undercounts people of color. What do you think? 📝

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Critics argued the citizenship question would undoubtedly depress response to the census from noncitizens and even legal immigrants, and accused the Trump administration of "adding the question to reduce the population count in the predominantly Democratic areas where more immigrants reside."

Mr. Schneiderman, the New York attorney general, said that adding the question was a “reckless decision to suddenly abandon nearly 70 years of practice.” He argued that the move “will create an environment of fear and distrust in immigrant communities that would make impossible both an accurate census and the fair distribution of federal tax dollars.”

But conservatives called the lawsuits and the outrage totally preposterous. They say the question of being a legal citizen absolutely must be included in the census.

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